The plant series is back! I love the name of this particular Indonesian plant – the Lipstick Plant – don’t you? It’s pretty cute if you ask me. Just like the ZZ Plant, these plants are tropical and have beautiful pointy, waxy leaves. And if you take care of them properly, they will bloom bright red flowers – bonus!
The Lipstick Plant apparently gets it’s name from the red flowers that grow out of the dark maroon buds, which look like a tube of lipstick. Personally, I don’t see it. But still, cute name regardless. Good news is, this plant is really straight forward and growing one successfully isn’t all too difficult:
Lipstick plants should be watered moderately, allowing the plant to dry out slightly between waterings (especially in the winter). They love fairly high humid environments, so you can choose to mist them daily if the air is dry, like here in Canada. Although I have to admit, I have never done this and mine is doing just fine.
They are happiest in lots of bright, indirect light and should never be kept in direct sunlight – that would be bad.
These pretty plant stems can grow to 2 ft long, so they would be perfectly placed in a hanging planter or on a tall shelf!