Aeschynanthus lobbianus - Lipstick Vine

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Aeschynanthus lobbianus - Lipstick Vine

Lipstick vine is an attractive flowering vine for use in hanging pots. The plant prefers partial shade, particularly in summer. Potting mixes should be moist and porous. Water freely spring through fall but keep the soil a little drier in winter. Fertilize occasionally with a liquid fertilizer. The trailing stems can be 2 feet long so may need pruning after flowering has finished. The plant tolerates most house temperatures. Ideal temperatures are 60 degrees at night but 10 to 15 degrees higher during the day. If the air is very dry raise the humidity.

Propagation is by stem tip, or leaf bud, cuttings rooted with bottom heat. Rooting will be slow.

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