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Plant Know-How: Aeschynanthus longicaulis

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This boldly patterned plant is sure to turn heads. Aeschynanthus longicaulis is a type of Lipstick Plant, named for their bright tubular flowers that resemble tubes of lipstick. Aeschynanthus longicaulis stands out among its genus for its patterned leaves and the dark, almost burgundy pattern on the underside of those leaves. This epiphytic plant is native to tropical regions in Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand where it grows in the humid and shaded forests there. When grown indoors and given the right care Aeschynanthus longicaulis can grow to a draping and dramatic statement plant. Aeschynanthus longicaulis can sometimes prove to be a tricky plant to keep, so we've got some care tips to ensure your Aeschynanthus longicaulis is happy and healthy!
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Light: Aeschynanthus longicaulis does best with bright, indirect light. It may grow in medium indirect light but it will not flower.

Water: Water your Aeschynanthus longicaulis around once a week. Since Aeschynanthus longicaulis is an epiphyte it does best when planted in a chunky, well draining mix. Adding perlite, orchid bark, or a mix of the two to potting soil is a great way to create a basic well draining potting medium. Aeschynanthus longicaulis does best with some added humidity.

Did you know? Most Aeschynanthus have red flowers, but Aeschynanthus longicaulis has orange flowers!

Want to mix up your plant collection with this fun patterned plant? We have Aeschynanthus longicaulis available! We are open for in store shopping so you can pick out your perfect Aeschynanthus longicaulis!

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