Plant Care Variegated Lipstick Vine

Variegated Lipstick Vine

About Variegated Lipstick Vine

Variegated Lipstick Vine is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Variegated Lipstick Vine likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Aeschynanthus radicans 'Variegata'
Aeschynanthus
Gesneriaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

Aeschynanthus lobbianus variegata

How to care for Variegated Lipstick Vine

Water

How often to water your Variegated Lipstick Vine

Water needs for Variegated Lipstick Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Variegated Lipstick Vine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Variegated Lipstick Vine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Variegated Lipstick Vine in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Growing Variegated Lipstick Vine in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant Variegated Lipstick Vine in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Variegated Lipstick Vine in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 32.2% ☀️

January 29th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 32.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Finding light for Variegated Lipstick Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variegated Lipstick Vine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variegated Lipstick Vine may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Variegated Lipstick Vine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variegated Lipstick Vine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Variegated Lipstick Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Variegated Lipstick Vine

Nutrient needs for plant Variegated Lipstick Vine in San Jose, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 23rd, 2023

The growing potential in San Jose is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Care Summary for Variegated Lipstick Vine

Variegated Lipstick Vine

Variegated Lipstick Vine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Jose, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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