Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis
Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis
Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis

Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis

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With a name like Lipstick plant, you'd expect something glamourous and the Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis doesn't disappoint! It produces red flowers that bloom from dark buds, looking just like - yep you guessed it - a lipstick tube. Its part of the Gesneriaceae family and native to Malaysia and Indonesia.

This plant's Latin name of Aeschynanthus is roughly translated to mean 'shame and flower' - although, when displayed in your home we'd rather hope you feel like a proud plant parent instead.

Avoid over-watering as this can cause fungal problems or even root rot. If the leaves go yellow in colour, show your lipstick plant some more light. Finally, prune after flowering season to keep them coming back.

How to Keep me Happy

Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: W15cm x H/Length 40-50cm (Hanging)
I can help you to relax and boost your mood
Pet-Friendly: I'm safe around your furry friends and little people

Jo's Top Tip

When winter comes around, reduce watering to give the Aeschynanthus Japhrolepis a seasonal break in the cooler months. During growing season, feed with a balanced houseplant fertiliser.

(Does not include decorative pot.)

We deliver to most of the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland and the following postcodes IV, AB, HS, FK, KW, PA, PH, IM, JE and GY).

Standard Delivery - £5

  • Usually delivered within 4-5 working days
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  • One charge covers your entire order, regardless of how many items

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  • Additional £5 for a weekday added to standard delivery charges
  • Additional £6 for a Saturday added to standard delivery charges 


    If you'd like to return a living item, let the team know within 30 days by emailing or live chat if online. Please attach a photo of the faulty or damaged plant. Other items can be returned for a refund within 30 days as long as they're unused and in re-saleable condition.

    In short, if anything isn't right with your order we'll sort it. 

    Your plants have not only been packaged by humans (we’d like to find a robot that could beat our packaging skills) but by our in-house team of plant lovers who have lovingly prepared your order.

    If you’re not happy with your plants, let us know within 30 days, by contacting us via live chat, email or phone and a friendly member of our team will do their absolute best to rectify anything that's gone wrong.

    It's not just the plants that we care about though, we're pretty proud of our market leading (sustainable) packaging too. We’ve created a family of transport boxes with handles and where possible use our 'anti-roll' device which prevents the plant from travelling around should the box be inadvertently tipped upside down during transit.

    Things occasionally go wrong, but we'd like to assure you we're on hand help!

    Get in touch on 0203 828 9600, email or live chat.