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  Aeschynanthus parvifolius
  Family Name : Gesneriaceae

  Synonyms : Aeschynanthus lobbianus

  Common Names : Lipstick Plant

  Chinese Name : 口红花

 
Lipstick Plant
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Trailing), Epiphyte
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Thailand, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Sarawak & Kalimantan
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Thick, fleshy leaves are elliptic with smooth leaf edges. They are neatly arranged in pairs along long trailing stems. 
      Flowers: Bright red, tubular flowers are surrounded at the base by a dark red, tubular calyx (collective group of sepals that forms the outermost layer of the flower). The outer surface of the calyx and corolla (collective group of petals which are fused together to form a tube in this species) are densely covered in short, white hairs. The flowers are vertically oriented and arranged in small clusters at the stem tips. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Hanging Basket
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Red

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