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- Attractive flowers and foliage
- Best for hanging baskets
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Weight: 3 lbs
Container Size: 6" container
About This Plant
Up to 8 inches
Up to 36 inches
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Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsFor plants that have filled their current containers, select a container one inch wider than the container your plant is currently growing in. Plants that haven't filled out the soil in their current pots don't need a larger container, but can be repotted into a container of the same size or slipped into a cache pot to hide the plastic nursery container. Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care DescriptionIndoor Lipstick plants require very bright indirect light. Direct sun burns the leaves. Feed Lipstick plants every other week in the spring and summer, and monthly in the fall and winter with a houseplant food high in phosphorous. Always dilute the fertilizer to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Effort of Care
Use a basic well-aerated houseplant mix that drains quickly for Lipstick plants.
Moderate to High
Lipstick plants like warm temperatures between 75-85 degrees, and although a Lipstick plant prefers high humidity it still does well in basic household humidity.
Indoor Lipstick plants require very bright indirect light. Direct sun burns the leaves.
Lipstick Plants flower more frequently and more abundantly if you allow the top 25% of the soil dry out before watering. If the leaves of a Lipstick plant appear soft and shriveled, give the plant more water. These plants lose green leaves when they are over-watered
Disease and Pests
Lipstick Plants can develop fungal plant diseases when in an area of high humidity. As well, mealy bugs, spider mites, aphids, and thrips are pests that attack Lipstick plants. Examine your plant every time you water to catch insect problems early.