The Aeschynanthus comes from the Gesneriaceae family. In Dutch, the Aeschynanthus is also called Schaamrood or lipstick plant. Originally the Aeschynanthus grows in the forests in Asia where it is moist. The Aeschynanthus is an Epiphyte, which means that it grows on other trees and plants, but it gets its nutrition from the air. Because the Aeschynanthus is used to a warm and humid environment, it does well in the bathroom or kitchen.
The Aeschynanthus likes to be in a slightly moist potting soil in the spring and summer. Therefore, give the plant a small amount of water regularly. You can also spray the Aeschynanthus regularly in spring and summer. In autumn and winter, the Aeschynanthus has its rest period, it is less thirsty and does not need to be watered as often.
It is best to place or hang the Aeschynanthus in a light place, but avoid direct sunlight. The Aeschynanthus can also survive well in the kitchen or bathroom.
Max 26 ° C
Min 12 ° C
In winter this may be a few degrees lower.
The Aeschynanthus only needs to be fed in the spring and summer. Do this once a month. In autumn and winter the Aeschynanthus is in its dormant period and does not need to be fed.
It is best to repot the Aeschynanthus immediately after purchase or in the spring. You only need to repot the Aeschynanthus when it really no longer fits in its current pot, this will be every 2 to 3 years, then repot it in a pot that is about 20% larger.
The Aeschynanthus is a plant that is often used as a hanging plant, but the plant can also thrive as a climbing plant. The Aeschynanthus can be pruned back when its shoots grow too long or are not beautiful.
The Aeschynanthus is not poisonous, yet we do not recommend eating the leaves or other parts of the plant.
The Aeschynanthus is a strong plant that has almost no disease. However, it can happen that the plant suffers from aphids. To prevent this, it is best to spray the Aeschynanthus regularly so that the aphids do not have a chance to settle. If the plant does get aphids, it is best to remove it immediately with a biological or chemical pesticide.