The Plant Farm
Lipstick Variegated Cuttings (5)
This listing is for 5 RARE! Variegated Lipstick Cuttings Cuttings. Variegated Lipstick (Aeschynanthus) has white-streaked leaves and red-orange flowers. Variegated has thin, large, waxy leaves similar to Mona Lisa except they have variegation. When the variegated variety is getting ready to bloom the white on the leaves disappear and become a reddish color.
A cutting is a piece of plant material used to start a new plant. Cuttings are sold with no pot, soil or roots and will come as just vegetative material. See below for planting instructions.
The botanical name for lipstick plant is Aeschynanthus, although lipstick plants are commonly confused for columnea. The big difference because columnea and aeschynanthus is found in the bloom, columneas have a more prominent bloom while aeschynanthus are not as prominent. Both columneas and aeschynanthus have beautiful tubular blooms.
Recommendations for growing success:
Temperature: 60°F -80°F during the summer at least 55°F during winter
Light: Bright light but no direct sunlight
Water: Allow the soil to dry out in between watering
Humidity: prefers a humid environment for blooming
All orders will ship on Monday/Tuesdays to avoid getting caught in weekend mail service.
We are offering Winter Shipping (November- February) For winter shipping please purchase a heat pack and priority mail. We have both 72 hour and 96 hours heating packs available in our shop. If your plant arrives with cold damage please send a photo the day of arrival.
Shipments purchased without heat pack or priority mail will not be replaced or refunded if product is dead or frozen.
From time to time things will arrive damaged, please send a photo of damage product on the day of arrival and we will get you a replacement on the next shipping day.
To propagate lipsticks, first get a pot of soil and wet the soil. The drip the cuttings into rooting powder. Then press the cuttings into the soil where the tip of the leaf is pointed upwards and only half of the leaf is showing. The most important part is making sure the eye is deep in the soil. The eye is located where the leaf stem and the main stem meet.
After planting water and place in a greenhouse, if you don't have a greenhouse you can place in a Ziploc bag in indirect sunlight, don't remove air from bag. Don't forgot to check the plant for water from time to time and soon you will have a new plant.