Lipstick Hanging Plant 'Rasta'

Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta'

Lipstick Hanging Plant 'Rasta'

Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta'
Great hanging plant for the living room!
The lovely lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta') has leaves which are slightly twisted, wonderful and blooms with very pretty scarlet flowers in summer and autumn. An absolutely gorgeous and decorative house plant. The hanging lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta') can also be placed in a nice shady spot, so is very flexible. Also this plant can withstand the dry air of our homes. In short, a strong house plant for any living room.
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Lipstick Hanging Plant  'Rasta'
Lipstick Hanging Plant  'Rasta'
Lipstick Hanging Plant  'Rasta'
Lipstick Hanging Plant  'Rasta'
Lipstick Hanging Plant  'Rasta'
Specifications:
Latin name: Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Red,Orange
Preferred location: Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: June - September
Planting+

What do I need?
• Ornamental planter
• Potting soil
• Hydro grains

How do I plant the Aeschynanthus in a pot?
As soon as possible upon receipt, place the Dischidia in a hanging pot or high flower pot. The branches must be able to hang. Use an ornamental planter with a hole and matching saucer, so that the water can run away. A pot in which water is collected from an inner pot is another option.

Place a layer of hydro grains on the bottom, remove the growers’ pot, and place the plant in the middle of the ornamental planter. The Aeschynanthus should be about 2 cm below the rim. Then fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it lightly. Give the plant a lot of water immediately after planting.

Care+

What do I need?
• Watering can
• Fertiliser for green plants
• Plant sprayer

How do I care for the Aeschynanthus?
Give the plant rainwater regularly and make sure it has a warm spot out of direct sun. Close to a radiator or in a draft is not a good spot. Prevent the soil from drying out. The Aeschynanthus also likes high humidity. Therefore, spray the leaves regularly with rain water. It’s also good to occasionally add plant food to the water.Keep Aeschynanthus cool and dry for about 6 weeks in winter. This allows the plant to create new flower buds. 

Extra+

Aeschynanthus originated in Asia's tropical rainforests. There are lots of varieties of Aeschynanthus that are now created via hybridisation with lots of different colours of flower.
This long popular plant known as the lipstick plant (probably from the red flowers) was recently renamed as Aeschynanthus pulcher but is perhaps still better knows as Aeschynanthus lobbianus. It is classified under Gesneriaceae.
The name is from the Greek words for shame (probably those red flowers again) and  flower and in other languages the local name can also refer to that too.
 
 

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