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Orange Flowering Lipstick Plants for Sale Online
Orange Flowering Lipstick Plants (Aeschynanthus speciosus) are known for their vibrant orange-red flower that appears on the ends of the branches. These houseplants produce beautiful red, open blooms as they open. These houseplants are easy to grow with unique blossoms that cascade down as your plant matures. Lipstick plants are non-poisonous, making them a pet-friendly houseplant that you can place anywhere in your home with no worries.
This plant will bloom its best and thrive when provided with plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. Your Lipstick Plant does well in hanging baskets or other containers where the vines can hang freely and flower prolifically. As the true flower starts to emerge, the flower looks like a tube of lipstick. Lipstick Plants flowers readily, requiring minimal conditions to be healthy and happy.
|6" - 8"
|24" - 30"
|Bright, indirect light
|Orange 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 Orange Flowering Lipstick Plants
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How do I Water Orange Flowering Lipstick Plant?
Orange Flowering Lipstick Plant likes to dry out occasionally between watering. However, they do not enjoy staying or sitting in water or get too dry. Lipstick Plants that receive too much water usually get root rot disease, meaning the plants will die. Originally from tropical conditions, Lipstick Plants like high humidity. You can increase humidity in your air-controlled home by adding a pebble tray under the container. You can also place your houseplant in your kitchen or bathroom, which are typically more humid.
How do I fertilize Orange Flowering Lipstick Plants?
Any all-purpose fertilizer will work for Mona Lisa Lipstick Plant. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water-soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow-release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick-release fertilizer mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow-release fertilizer while potting and planting. Any fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. The best fertilizer for Mona Lisa Lipstick Plant that encourages blooming is Jack's Classic Blossom Booster.
What is the Best Soil for Mona Lisa Lipstick Plant?
Orange Flowering Lipstick Plant prefers to have slightly moist conditions. Regular potting mix with sphagnum moss added or African Violet potting mix works well. It is crucial to have a well-draining potting mix. Well-draining soil will ensure your plant does not run any risk of root rot disease. This disease happens when your plant sits in standing water for too long, and that causes its roots to rot. If you are unsure if you should water your plant, check the moisture of the soil. If your soil is moist, wait a couple of days before watering to ensure your plant does not get overwatered.
How Much Sunlight Should My Orange Flowering Lipstick Plant Receive?
Orange Flowering Lipstick Plant needs 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.