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Spreading stems across the ground
and rooting from its stem.
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Lipstick Plant

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Family Gesneraceae
Name Aeschynanthus radicans
Common Name Lipstick Plant
Etymology
Aeschynanthus From Greek aischyno meaning ashamed, and Greek anthos meaning flower, referring to the blushing red colour of the flowers.
radicans From radicans (Latinised).

  See also:  Ornamentals, Culture / Germination

This trailing indoor plant is so named because when its flower bud is growing out of the bract, it looks like a lipstick being pushed out of its case. An easy to grow indoor plant, the succulent leaves store water and the plant can withstand drying out.


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