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Lipstick Blooms open


Lipstick Blooms open (Aeschynanthus radicans)

A shot of the blooms open. I like this particular variety.



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It's gorgeous.

12 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Gilli

Just these three. I was surprised it bloomed at all. I'm thinking it'll bloom more full with more cutting back, Ive been putting it off. :-)

12 Jan, 2009

 

The leaves look quite fleshy. can it tolerate lack of water ?

12 Jan, 2009

 

Oh ,that's pretty

12 Jan, 2009

 

Thats very pretty Greenthumb

12 Jan, 2009

 

Very lovely Gt......I like the dark red bases too!

12 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy. :-) You can link to more lipstick blooms in my garden, I have a sequence of them, shows all the different cycles of blooming, this variety is particularly hairy and red.

I have been told not to overwater them, Hywel. It does seem to prefer life on the dry side. Its been growing like crazy and I only water every third of fourth watering cycle, so about every three weeks. Its similar to my goldfish plant, but that requires steady tending of water to bloom.

I think more trimming than I am doing will result in more blooming as well.

14 Jan, 2009



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