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Aeschynanthus

Commonly known as the "lipstick vine", this gesneriad is native to Southeast Asia and the East Indies.  With its bright blooms and showy foliage, it can be one of the showiest of all houseplants.

All are characterised by long, tubular, blooms, usually in shades of bright yellow to orange and red.  Many have distinct calyces (a shorter tube from which the blossom protrudes), giving them at distincive "lipstick in a tube" look.  Bloons are produced on terminal ends of new growth.

Foliage is either branching and spreading, or cascading, making them ideal for hanging baskets, though a few grow more as an upright shrub.  Care is similar to that of African violets, and they will do well under either artificial or natural light.  A bright window is best, and many will bloom better there, since the cooler night temperatures in windows can encourage even better bloom.

Plants are typically shipped with 3-6 branched stems per 2 1/2" pot. (1-3 stems for larger varieties)

Photos shown are of plants grown by us, and are representative of what plant can look like when properly grown--we cannot ship mature plants in full bloom! 

special offerSave some money with this special offer! 

Will send 3 different Aeschynanthus of seller's choosing for $12.00
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