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Rasta Lipstick Plants are known for their maroon flowers with foliage that twists in a tight curl. Best grown indoors in hanging baskets, under indirect light.
The Rasta Lipstick Plant produces leaves which are slightly twisted and blooms with very beautiful scarlet flowers in summer and autumn. Rasta Lipstick Plants can withstand the dry indoor air of our homes. As the flowers start to emerge, the flower looks like a tube of lipstick. Lipstick Plants flower readily, requiring minimal care to be healthy and happy. The foliage is bright green and waxy, making Rasta Lipstick Plants attractive even when it's not flowering. It prefers to be in plenty of bright, indirect light and likes to dry out somewhat between watering.
|6 to 8 Inches
|24 to 30 Inches
|Bright, indirect light
|Maroon and bright red, 2 parts
|Likes to dry out occasionally
|Likes to dry out between watering
|Especially attractive in hanging baskets or in plant stands
How to Care for Rasta Lipstick Plants
Be sure to read our recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy lipstick plant!
What Is The Best Light For Rasta Lipstick Plants?
Rasta Lipstick Plants need bright, indirect light from a windowsill. Northern or eastern facing windows would be ideal conditions, the perfect amount of light to encourage bud and bloom production. A shaded western or southern window might work as long as no strong, direct sun touches the leaves. Direct sun will burn the leaves while too little light prevents the plant from flowering.
How Do I Water Rasta Lipstick Plants?
Rasta Lipstick Plants likes to dry out occasionally between watering. It does not like to stay wet or sit in water or get too dry. Lipstick Plants that are watered too often usually rot, meaning the plants will die. Originally from tropical conditions, Rasta Lipstick Plants do like high humidity. Pebble trays or having the plant in the kitchen or bathroom which are normally more humid work well.
How Do I Fertilize Rasta Lipstick Plants?
Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Any of these fertilizers may be used when planting Rasta Lipstick Plants. The best fertilizer for Rasta Lipstick Plants that encourages blooming is Jack's Classic Blossom Booster. Any all purpose fertilizer will work for Rasta Lipstick Plants.
What Is The Best Soil For Rasta Lipstick Plants?
Rasta Lipstick Plants needs a soil, and prefers to have slightly moist conditions. Regular potting mix with sphagnum moss added or African Violet potting mix works well.