Aeschynanthus ‘Japhrolepis’


Aeschynanthus ‘Japhrolepis’ in a 18cm hanging pot with a trail of approximately 40cm.

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Genus Information

Aeschynanthus are found throughout warm the humid forests of Asia these plants are epiphytes in their natural environment, which means that they grow on the surface of other plants typically large trees and draw their water and nutrients from rain, the air, or any debris in the area. With over 150 species this genus has a wide variety of features but are always trailing or climbing plants and typically produce red tube-shaped flowers that give them the nickname Lipstick Plant.

Care Requirements – Easy

Light requirements

Aeschynanthus ‘Japhrolepis’ prefers bright indirect light.

Watering requirements

Keep the top of the soil slightly damp through Spring and Summer, increase time between watering slightly through summer months.

Humidity requirements

Aeschynanthus require high humidity and warm spot free from draughts. Either place in a bathroom or kitchen or mist regularly to make sure it stays healthy.


The Lipstick Plant reaches lengths of up to 0.5-1m but is a slow grower.


Originally native to Indonesia.


Flowers in Summer months and produces distinctive Red flowers that give them it’s common name of Lipstick Plant. Cut away fading flowers to encourage new growth.


Aeschynanthus ‘Japhrolepis’ has trailing green foliage

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