A member of the Gesneriad family, Aeschynanthus fulgens is also widely known as the Flame Thrower Lipstick plant. This showy plant has waxy, thick green leaves and when flowering, it produces a spectacular tubular-like flowers in bright orangey-red colour, streaked with yellow.
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive around 6-8 hours of bright but indirect sunlight daily.
Water: Once a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Allow potting media to dry slightly between watering. Aechynanthus are epiphytes and they do not like soggy potting mix.
Temperature: Plant tolerates temperature between 16-30°C.
Fertilizer: To boost plant's overall health, feed it with a diluted concentration of water-soluble, balanced fertilizer that contains equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15) once every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo. Plant may not be in a blooming state at the point of sale.