Scientific name: Aeschynanthus japhrolepis
This variety of Lipstick vine makes a great house plant providing a point of interest all year round. In Spring, expect a rewarding array of bright red to "lipstick" flowers that adorn the foliage in a shower of colour. For the rest of the year, expect the hardy Lipstick Vine to freshen up any space with its abundant green foliage.
An easy plant to take care of, which can also handle less brightly lit areas.
Styling Tip: Let your plant trail within a hanger, or place on a surface with ample room to let the stems come to their full presence.
Follow these instructions to keep your Lipstick Japhrolepis healthy and happy.
Water: Water generously once a week in the summer months and reduce in the colder winter months.
Light: Plenty of bright indirect light is best, especially for best flowering results.
Humidity: Appreciates some humidity, but no adjustments should be necessary in the standard home environment.
Fertilize: Feed with good organic fertilizer every 2 weeks during the growing season (Spring / Summer), reduce to once a month in dormancy period.
We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:
Collections: 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.
Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.
Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.
Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.
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