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Aeschynanthus Genus

Basket plant

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Aeschynanthus genus (Basket plant). This is a large and varied genus of around 150 subtropical, mainly epiphytic evergreen climbing, trailing or creeping perennials.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Epiphytics

Other common names

Lipstick vine

Origin

Himalayas, S. China, Malaysia, New Guinea

Interest and use

Useful for growing in hanging baskets.

Cultivation

Water sparingly in low temperatures. They are frost tender and they will need a fairly humid atmosphere and a position out of direct sunlight.

Propagation

Propagation is by tip cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may infest young growth

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