Aeschynanthus marmoratus <br> Zebra Basket Vine
Aeschynanthus marmoratus <br> Zebra Basket Vine
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Aeschynanthus marmoratus
Zebra Basket Vine

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Aeschynanthus                  

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Common Names: Zebra Basket Vine, Lipstick Plant, Lipstick Vine  

Family: Gesneriaceae

Origin: Malaysia

Growth: Trailing vine

Light: Bright indirect

Foot Candles: 175 - 225

Water: Allow to partially dry

Humidity: 50%+

Temperature: 18°C - 26°C

Soil: Regular potting mix 

Container: Hanging basket, tabletop

Nutrients: 10-15-10 Spring & Summer  

Propagation: Seed, cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Hang in windows, living walls, filler plant

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when over-watered. Requires high light and humid conditions to flower reliably. 

Comments: Some species can be grown for both foliage and flowers, such as Aeschynanthus marmoratus. In Greek, the botanical name means Shame Flower. Flowers resemble a tube of lipstick being pushed out. Remove spent flowers to reinvigorate new growth. 

Toxicity: Safe.