How To Care For Lipstick Plant Indoors

Have you ever seen a Lipstick Plant? Do you how to care for Lipstick Plant indoors? Let me share with you some tips and tricks.

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

I love houseplants. Most of mine are not flowering plants. I do have three plants that flower including the Lipstick Plant.

How do you take care of a lipstick plant?

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.

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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 your lipstick plant every two to three years

  • You should you 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 be getting enough light. Try moving it to a brighter spot.

How often does a lipstick plant bloom? If the plant finds it’s ideal environment, lipstick plant will flower continuously. These plants love warm temperatures, bright in direct sunlight, high humidity, consistent water, and regular fertilization to achieve this. The plant will bloom if the house warmer than 65°F, indirect sunlight, fertilizing it once a month and keeping the soil moist to the touch. 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 indoor or outdoor?

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 to sunlight with to partial shade location.

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.

Recap of tips on How To Care For Lipstick Plant Indoors:

  • Light: Lipstick plants need bright, indirect light.
  • Water: The soil should be moist and not soggy. Do not over water 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.

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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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