Lipstick Plant Rasta
Aeschynanthus lobbianus 'Rasta'
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The Lipstick Plant Rasta has leaves which are slightly twisted, wonderful and blooms with very beautiful scarlet flowers in summer and autumn. This hanging lipstick plant can also be placed in a nice shady spot, so is very flexible. Also this plant can withstand the dry air of our homes. In short, a strong house plant for any living room. Lipstick Plant Rastas are known for their maroon flower that appears on the ends of the branches. As the true flower starts to emerge, the flower looks like a tube of lipstick. The petals of the flower are spotted with maroon and yellow, and are very attractive as well. Lipstick Plants flowers readily, requiring minimal conditions to be healthy and happy. They are easy to propagate, and do especially well in hanging baskets or plant stands where the flower can be admired. The foliage is bright green and waxy, making Lipstick Plant attractive when it's not flowering. It prefers to be in plenty of bright, indirect light and likes to dry out somewhat between watering. It's a low maintenance houseplant that rewards its keepers with pretty, tubular blooms.
History and Naming of Lipstick Plant Rasta:
Originally from Malaysia, Lipstick Plant Rasta is technically an epiphyte, living in the branches of trees without soil. These plants do not mind staying root bound, in fact they are more likely to flower when they're kept in small containers. Pruning after the Lipstick Plant flowers encourages the plant to stay compact and bushy, and the cuttings are the easiest way to propagate the plants. The flowers are relatively long lasting for houseplants, and take their time opening one by one. Aeschynanthus radicans is the Latin name for Lipstick Plant Rasta. Aeschynanthus comes from a combination of aischuno, to be ashamed, and anthos flower. Radicans means that the plant roots from its stems.