This Variegated Lipstick has white-streaked leaves and red-orange flowers. It's thin, large, waxy leaves are similar to Mona Lisa except they have variegation. When the variegated variety is getting ready to bloom the white on the leaves disappear and become a reddish color. Lipstick plants are commonly confused for columnea. The big difference because Columnea and Aeschynanthus is found in the bloom, Columneas have a more prominent bloom while Aeschynanthus are not as prominent. Both Columneas and Aeschynanthus have beautiful tubular blooms.
Recommendations for growing success:
Temperature: 60°F -80°F during the summer at least 55°F during winter
Light: Bright light indirect sunlight
Water: Allow the soil to dry out in between watering
Humidity: prefers a humid environment for blooming
To propagate lipsticks, first get a pot of soil and wet the soil. The drip the cuttings into rooting powder. Then press the cuttings into the soil where the tip of the leaf is pointed upwards and only half of the leaf is showing. The most important part is making sure the eye is deep in the soil. The eye is located where the leaf stem and the main stem meet.
After planting water and place in a greenhouse, if you don't have a greenhouse you can place in a Ziploc bag in indirect sunlight, don't remove air from bag. Don't forgot to check the plant for water from time to time and soon you will have a new plant.
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