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Aeschynanthus × splendidus

Orange lipstick plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourYellow, dark orange
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Aeschynanthus × splendidus (Orange lipstick plant). This plant is a cross between Aeschynanthus speciosus and Aeschynanthus parasiticus and will produce whorls of ovate to lanceolate, dark green, waxy leaves. The yellow and dark orange flowers are borne in terminal clusters.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Epiphytic

Origin

Himalayas, S. China, Malaysia, New Guinea

Interest and use

Floral interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

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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