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Lipstick Plant, Basketvine, Basket Vine
Aeschynanthus hildebrandii

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeschynanthus (es-kee-NAN-thus) (Info)
Species: hildebrandii (hil-de-BRAND-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

Brooksville, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Akron, Ohio

Albany, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 3, 2010, gaplanter from Lilburn, GA wrote:

We have this plant for over five years, but it never bloom though it is beautiful by being green all year round.

Positive

On Sep 3, 2009, carpathiangirl from Akron, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Profilic bloomer, long-lasting bright flowers, bushy growing habit, very easy to grow and propagate. Mine is over 5 y.o. and always looks cheerful, definitely worth growing.

Positive

On Dec 22, 2006, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

This is not a ultra tender house plant. Mine has spent two winters outdoors in the S.F. bay area including a brief dip to below 32. These are cloudforest plants that do well along our coastal areas and coastal valleys with the protection of a tree or overhang. They prefer filtered sunlight and can be in flower anytime of the year.