Lipstick Plant: The Easy Way to Care for Vibrant Blooms Indoors

Learn how to provide the perfect care for your Lipstick Plant indoors! This guide will help you keep your plant thriving and blooming.

For the past two years, I have been growing a stunning house plant called Aeschynanthus also known as a Lipstick Plant.

It is a striking houseplant that blooms with bright red tubular flowers. It is known for its trailing vines and beautiful unique blooms that resemble women’s lipstick.

Indoor lipstick plant in bloom

Most of my houseplants are not flowering plants. I do have three plants that flower. Do you love houseplants? You should read The Secret Weapon for Your Well-being: Why Houseplants Belong in Your Home.

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As an indoor house plant, you will need to find a spot where the plant will get bright indirect sunlight. Do not put your Lipstick Plant in direct sunlight. It will cause the leaves of the plant to die.

lipstick plant (5) - Full Plant

This plant prefers the soil to be constantly damp. I tend to water my Lipstick Plant every Wednesday. About every 4 days, I will check the plant to make sure the soil has not completely dried out. Slightly damp to the touch. It is important not to overwater your plant.

Repot every two to three years!

  • You should repot your plant in February or March after your plant has finished blooming;
  • Remove the root ball from the pot, shake off any old soil from the roots, and cut off all dead roots;
  • Make sure you are replanting it in a little larger container;
  • Add new soil for indoor plants into your container; and
  • Water with a liquid fertilizer made for houseplants.

If your lipstick plant is not blooming, it may not get enough light. Try moving it to a brighter spot.

How often does a lipstick plant bloom? If the plant finds its ideal environment, the lipstick plant will flower continuously. To thrive and produce vibrant blooms, these plants need warm temperatures, bright direct sunlight, high humidity, consistent watering, and regular fertilization. The plant will bloom if the house is warmer than 65°F, with indirect sunlight, fertilizing it once a month and keeping the soil moist. My plant will bloom from spring to late into January.

If you overwater your plant, the leaves will turn brown. Allow the soil to dry out more between waterings. If the leaves of your lipstick plant are dropping, it may not have enough water or humidity. Check the soil of the plant every four days. Try misting your plant with water.

Is a lipstick plant indoors or outdoors?

This plant can be an indoor or outdoor plant. Indoors place them in a spot where they will get bright indirect sunlight. Outdoors, the plant will thrive if the climate is warm. The plant will need a location that has sunlight with partial shade.

Do lipstick plants like sun or shade? Indoors the plant prefers bright indirect light. In warm year-round climates, the plant needs sunlight with partial shade.

Tips Recap

  • Light: Lipstick plants need bright, indirect light.
  • Water: The soil should be moist and not soggy. Do not overwater as it can cause the root to rot.
  • Temperature: Lipstick plants prefer temperatures between 65- and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize (liquid for house plants) your lipstick plant once a month. It should be during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Repotting: Every two to three years.

By providing your plant with bright indirect sunlight, maintaining consistent moisture in the soil, and keeping it in a warm location, you can create a thriving indoor environment for this beautiful plant. Remember, avoid overwatering and repot every few years to keep your lipstick plant happy and healthy. With proper care, your lipstick plant will reward you with its unique and eye-catching blooms for years to come. Y

Do you like succulents? You may enjoy Succulent Plants for Indoors.

It is a spectacular plant for your home. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy the beauty of your lipstick plant for many years.

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