Just like a bright red lipstick adds the final touch to an outfit, so too does the lip stick plant! Its glossy green foliage (sometimes textured, too) adorned with red or orange tubular flowers complement the look of any room, especially if you’re looking to ‘junglify’ your home.


How to grow lipstick plant in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and position in a brightly lit spot, out of direct sunlight. 
  2. Part fill with quality potting mix such as Yates Thrive Indoor Plants Potting Mix. Remove plant from pot and gently tease the root ball to loosen the roots. Position in pot, backfill with potting mix and water in well. 
  3. Feed fortnightly during the growing season (spring to autumn) with Yates Thrive Indoor Liquid Plant Food.
  4. Lipstick plants do not like wet feet so do not overwater. Only re-water when the potting mix feels dry.

     
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Growing tips

  • These are quite happy in smaller pots and do not have large root systems, so overcrowding is not usual. They will be tough and reliable if kept warm and not over watered! 

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