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Aeschynanthus speciosus, Basket Plant, Lipstick Plant

Aeschynanthus speciosus

Basket Plant, Lipstick Plant
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Aeschynanthus speciosus is a species of trailing ephiphytic flowering plant, in wild growing on branches of trees in the tropical rainforests. The large, fleshy, dark green leaves are up to 4 inches (10 cm) long and 1 1⁄2 inches (3.8 cm) wide and are arranged in groups along the stems.The flowers are orange with the inside of the mouth orange-yellow and with a dark red bar across the lower lobes which also have scarlet borders.

Aeschynanthus speciosus are perfect as hanging or trailing plants.These plants are perfect for a greenhouse, sunroom or conservatory. They require high humidity and warmth throughout the growing season, as well as strong, but not direct, light.


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Aeschynanthus speciosus, Basket Plant, Lipstick Plant
Aeschynanthus speciosus, Basket Plant, Lipstick Plant


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Aeschynanthus speciosus - Lipstick Plant

Aeschynanthus speciosus is perhaps the most spectacular species within its genus. Flowers may be 4 inch long, are orange with the inside of the mouth orange-yellow and with a dark red bar across the lower lobes which also have scarlet borders. The plant is displayed to best advantage in a hanging basket, where the broad surface area allows the trailing stems to root down at intervals and send out abundant side-shoots, perfect as hanging or trailing plant.
These plants require high humidity and warmth throughout the growing season, as well as strong, but not direct, light. These plants are perfect for a greenhouse, sunroom or conservatory.
Perfect for hanging baskets/pots to best display their lovely cascading stems and attractive flowers or in containers placed on a pedestal or windowsill. The plant can be kept in a bathroom window sill or kitchen for increased humidity.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
4-6" pot
3 plants in stock
$22.95