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Aeschynanthus radicans

Common Name(s):

Description

A tropical epiphyte, this vine is commonly grown as a houseplant in temperate climates.  It requires bright but indirect light, warm room temperatures, and high humidity.  Soil should remain moist but not soggy.  It makes an attractive hanging plant.  Leaves are dark green, leathery, ovate to lanceolate with entire margins.

 

This plant has no significant insect or pest problems.

 

Height: 1-3 foot spread

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#tropical#showy flowers#yellow#houseplant#red flowers#yellow flowers#fleshy leaves#epiphytic#tubular flowers#interiorscape#hanging baskets#disease resistant#pest resistant#vines
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#tropical#showy flowers#yellow#houseplant#red flowers#yellow flowers#fleshy leaves#epiphytic#tubular flowers#interiorscape#hanging baskets#disease resistant#pest resistant#vines
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aeschynanthus
    Species:
    radicans
    Family:
    Gesneriaceae
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant has no significant insect or pest problems.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
    Houseplant
    Vine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Description:
    This plant flowers freely with terminal flower clusters. Buds appear first and resemble tubes of lipstick, hence the common name. Tubular scarlet red flowers with yellow throats have petals that are shorter on top than bottom.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are dark green, leathery, ovate to lanceolate with entire margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests