The Lipstick Plant just keeps flowering, showing off its brightly colored flower petals. It’s been flowering for more than a month now. I’ve been waiting for this big cluster of flowers to open and it finally happened!
My variegated Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus lobbianus variegated) is flowering! The red petals in the middle really do remind me of a thing of lipstick that’s slowly being squeezed out of its tube. It took a while before the red part showed up. I took these pictures over a span of a month or so.
The plant itself has lost most of its variegation because it’s not getting any direct sunlight. But since it’s flowering it must be doing okay.
My Peperomia Prostrata and variegated lipstick plant are doing great in my new jungle. I had to raise the lipstick plant to avoid giving it direct sunlight because it started sulking very quickly after I brought it home. Some of the lower hanging leaves started burning ever so slightly too. But it’s growing very quickly and sending out new basal shoots just above the soil line.
I went to the giant plant nursery again, hoping I would find another variegated Hoya, I didn’t already have. Instead of a Hoya, I found this guy labeled as “mixed hanging plants”. It looks like a Hoya (which is why it caught my attention), but it’s actually a variegated lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus lobbianus variegated). When this plant blooms, the petals look like a tube of red lipstick as they start to unfold.