Hot Lips Plant

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  1. Is the 'hot lips' plant a perennial
  2. Plant color change
  3. We live in central alabama is it too late to plants flowers
  4. Cutting plants down.
Asked by mjja49 on April 22, 2015
Is the ‘Hot Lips’ Plant a Perennial

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
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by Linny on June 27, 2016
Plant Color Change

This year my hot lips has changed color. Instead of being red and white, it is now just white. The plant is in a pot and this is its third year. Can I do anything to bring it back to red and white? Thanks

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is quite common for your Hot Lips plant. You may see all red, red and white flowers and all white flowers.
Temperatures can be a contributing factor.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hot-lips-plant/what-is-hot-lips-plant.htm

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Asked by gcooper006 on August 25, 2017
We Live in Central Alabama Is It Too Late to Plants Flowers

I have purchased some plants one is hot lips and one is a hibiscus

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MichiganDot

Early fall is a good time to put out perennials and shrubs. Make sure to research your plants and not rely on the plant tag for information on type of soil and light requirements as well as the ultimate size of the plant. For example, a plant tag may say "part to full sun" but not tell you it won't make as much color in part sun. Given your location, protection from full afternoon sun for the salvia makes sense. You'll need to research your specific hibiscus variety. Make sure to keep the plant watered going into winter dormancy.

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Asked by linedancer on September 3, 2017
Cutting Plants Down.

Do I have to cut down Hot Lips before the winter?

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Downtoearthdigs
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