Hot Lips Plant
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Is the ‘hot lips’ plant a perennial

Zone 6 | mjja49 added on April 22, 2015 | Answered

I'd like to know if the Psychotria elata plant, also known as hot lips, is perennial and will it do well in zone 6 - southwest PA? Thanks.

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shelley
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Answered on April 22, 2015

Given that hot lips is a tropical plant and requires temperatures of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 C.), humidity of at least 60% and indirect bright lighting, it would not be suitable for zone 6. It is also said to be nearly impossible to get seeds/plants for it. Cool looking plant though!

For more information on the hot lips plant, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hot-lips-plant/what-is-hot-lips-plant.htm

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