Aeschynanthus longicaulis - Black Pagoda Lipstick Plant
Aeschynanthus longicaulis is an epiphytic vining gesneriad, grown for its beautifully colored, semi-succulent foliage and yellow-orange blooms. The leaves are dark with electric green patterning, and oftentimes the undersides of the leaves have dark red or purple patterning, giving this plant it's nickname, Black Pagoda. Though these Lipstick Plants are in the same family as African Violets, their trailing vines make them more similar in care and appearance to Hoyas. The cascading growth habit make them an excellent choice as a hanging plant or placed high on a shelf, allowed to drape dramatically into your living space.
• Light: Perfect for medium, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry to the touch
• Considerations: Use a well-draining soil, and select a planter with drainage. Pet friendly!
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Aeschynanthus longicaulis that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 6" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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Received a very full and healthy plant. Love the contrast of the top of the leaves against the purple underside. Hope I can keep it alive to see its striking flowers!
Bought to go with my other lipstick plant, happy with results!!!
Added this to my Pistil’s collection. Love the color variance of the leaves and it’s bushy growth pattern.