Rasta Lipstick Plant (Hanging)

120.00 د.إ

Rasta Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans ‘Rasta’) is a popular houseplant known for its curly, twisted leaves and vibrant red flowers that resemble tubes of lipstick. This plant adds a unique and exotic touch to any indoor garden

Description

Rasta Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans ‘Rasta’) is a popular houseplant known for its curly, twisted leaves and vibrant red flowers that resemble tubes of lipstick. This plant adds a unique and exotic touch to any indoor garden. Here’s how to care for your Rasta Lipstick Plant:

Care Guide for Rasta Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans ‘Rasta’)

Light

  • Bright, Indirect Light: The Rasta Lipstick Plant thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn, while insufficient light can lead to poor flowering and leggy growth.
  • Indoor Placement: Place it near an east or west-facing window where it can receive plenty of filtered light.

Watering

  • Moderate Watering: Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can cause root rot.
  • Humidity: This plant prefers higher humidity. Mist the plant regularly or place it on a humidity tray to maintain adequate moisture in the air.

Soil

  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for epiphytic plants, such as orchids, with added peat and perlite works well. This helps to mimic its natural growing conditions.

Temperature

  • Warm Temperatures: Ideal temperature range is between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid placing the plant in areas with cold drafts or temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

Fertilizing

  • Balanced Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when the plant’s growth slows.

Pruning

  • Regular Pruning: Prune to remove any dead or damaged stems and to encourage bushier growth. Pinch back the tips of the plant to promote branching.

Repotting

  • Every 2-3 Years: Repot your Rasta Lipstick Plant every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one and refresh the potting mix.

Common Problems

  • Leaf Drop: Can be caused by overwatering, underwatering, or sudden changes in environment. Adjust watering practices and try to maintain stable conditions.
  • Lack of Flowers: Insufficient light is the most common reason for a lack of flowering. Ensure the plant receives bright, indirect light.
  • Pests: Watch for common houseplant pests like aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Propagation

  • Stem Cuttings: The easiest way to propagate a Rasta Lipstick Plant is through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least two sets of leaves and place it in water or moist potting mix. Keep the cutting in a warm, humid environment until roots develop.

Additional Tips

  • Hanging Baskets: This plant looks particularly attractive in hanging baskets, which allow its trailing stems to cascade beautifully.
  • Regular Cleaning: Dust the leaves regularly to keep them clean and allow for better photosynthesis. This also helps to prevent pest infestations.

By following these care guidelines, your Rasta Lipstick Plant will thrive, rewarding you with its unique foliage and beautiful blooms

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HIGHT

40-50 CM

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