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4" Lipstick, Lobbianthus


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From clambering up trees in the rainforests of Malaysia and Indochina we get our gorgeous Lipstick plant. At home in our own tropical hanging gardens, strong, wiry stems holding almond-shaped, thick, jade green leaves gush over the pot edges like a waterfall; the stems overlaying each other in a luxurious fullness, and curving out a bit at the tips. The flowers are the real show here. Out of short burgundy tubes, a brilliant red lipstick-shaped flower rolls up slowly just like a tube of your perfect red. Each lipstick flower has a five-petaled mouth that spreads open to let a few threadlike stamens reach out to tempt a nearby pollinator to visit. In full bloom a Lipstick plant is a spectacular tropical beauty you need to see. (And have one in your jungle!)

  • Pet Friendly
  • Trailing

Quick Care Guide:

  • Water - Medium (3):  Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
  • Light - Medium (3):  Plant prefers natural, diffused light. Can be placed in a spacious living room. Indirect light preferred. No direct sunlight on leaves.
  • Difficulty - Med/High (4):  A little more finicky than most. Requires some extra care.

View full breakdown of Care Guide here.