Bright Colored Lipstick Houseplants
If you’re looking to add some colour to your houseplant collection, then the lipstick houseplants may be what are you looking for. Lipstick houseplants are characterized by arching foliage and bright red to orange flowers. The features of different species in the genus Aeschynanthus vary widely. Most of them are trailing or climbing epiphytes or lithophytes, which are grown as indoor houseplants. One of the most common species, called Aeschynanthus lobbianus, has glossy leaves with hard surfaces; and bright red-colored flowers emerging from tube-like calyx, which are dark red in color. Another popular species, Aeschynanthus radicans has leathery leaves, and the terminal scarlet-colored flowers have yellow throats. Aeschynanthus hildebrandii, looks different from others, as it has softer leaves and bright orange flowers. While growing lipstick houseplants, you have to take care of the humidity levels. These plants require a humid atmosphere.
As far as indoor lipstick plants are concerned, a humidifier can help to a great extent. Otherwise, you can place the plant in a tray filled with water and pebbles. You can even keep the plant in a bathroom window sill or kitchen. The plant can withstand day temperatures of above 75°F, and 65 to 70°F during the night; but the night temperatures should not be below 55°F. As far as potting is concerned, the soil must be loose and well-drained. All in all, lipstick houseplants are visual treats with its attractive flowers and the wonderful foliage.