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Plant Know-How: Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta'

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We can't help but be captivated by the curly leaves on Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta'. You may be more familiar with this plant's common name, Lipstick Plant. It gets this name for the bright red flower it produces which resembles tubes of lipstick. Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' sets itselt apart from other Lipstick Plants with its amazing curly leaves. This is a great addition if you want to add something a little different to your indoor jungle! Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta', like other Lipstick Plants, is epiphytic. This is a great choice if you want to try growing a mounted plant. Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' can sometime be a little finicky, so we have all the info you need here to keep your Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' looking its best!
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Light: Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' does best in bright indirect light. It may be grown in medium indirect light but it will not flower.

Water: Water your plant when about half of the soil has gone dry. Be sure to check your plant's soil before you water, if left to sit in soggy soil your plant may begin to drop leaves. Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' will appreciate less frequent watering in the winter months. Since Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' is an epiphyte it will do best in a well draining soil mix, which will help to ensure it's being watered properly. Our own Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice for this plant!

Did you know? Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' is non-toxic to cats and dogs. It's a great choice for plant lovers who have curious pets!

Interested in this curly cutie? We have Aeschynanthus radicans 'Rasta' availabe in-store!