Scientific Name: Aeschynanthus spp.
Common Name: lipstick plant
Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Epiphytic, Pendulous
Form: Mounded, Weeping
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Hanging basket, Indoor plant
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Succulent, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Corymb, Orange, Yellow, Red, Dark-red, Mar-Sep, Can flower any month
Fruit: Berry (true), Red, Dark-red, May-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves are thick and glossy; stems trail downward; both leaves and stems are covered in fine hairs; flowers long, tubular, red, in terminal clusters.