Add texture to your hanging plant collection, with this glossy, shaggy vining plant. If given the correct care, Lipstick Plants product bright flower clusters which offset the waxy green leaves. When these vivid red blossoms emerge, they do so from a dark maroon bud reminiscent of a tube of lipstick - hence the common name, Lipstick Plant.
The Aeschynanthus japhrolepis is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia where it grows from tree branches (making it an epiphytic plant). Lipstick Plants are easy to look after and with the right care you will be rewarded with flowers year after year.
When it comes to caring for Lipstick Plants, make sure yours gets enough filtered sunlight and is watered regularly (around once a week in spring-summer and once every 10 days in winter).
The name Aeschynanthus comes from the Greek contraction of aischuno (to be ashamed) and anthos (flower), so the literal translation is 'ashamed red flower'.