Gesneriaceae, the Aeschycanthus genus has adapted to be epiphytes that naturally grow up high in trees. These plants look stunning in a hanging pot and are happy trailing down with vines growing up to one metre long.
Current Pot Size: 80mm, 120mm
Synonyms: Lipstick vine.
Origin: Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand.
Light: Category 3-5 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Flowering: Blooms sporadically in Spring in Summer - Bright orange to red flowers resembling lips painted with bright lipstick will grow profusely given enough light and fertiliser.
Maintenance: Trim back foliage during active growth to make the plant even bushier.
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