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Aeschynanthus Lipstick Purple Star

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Lipstick Purple Star is a beautiful plant that blooms in hot pink. Purple Star also tends to have a more upright growing pattern than other lipstick plants. The botanical name for lipstick plant is Aeschynanthus, although 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 but no direct sunlight

Water: Allow the soil to dry out in between watering

Humidity: Prefers a humid environment for blooming


A plug is a rooted starter plant with a very little amount of soil. Your plug will ship as it with no pot. Please expect that your plug looks dirt during the shipping process. This is ok because the most important part is the root and plant not the dirt.

The most successful way to grow a plug is to immediately plant into an appropriate size pot and water your plug.



Ceramic pot not included. Please view our shipping policy located below under the "Shipping" tab.