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Questions About Lipstick Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2011

Q. Lipstick Plant

What does a lipstick plant look like?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 22, 2011
Certified Expert
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This plant is commonly called Lipstick because its dark red, tubular flowers that resemble lipstick emerging from its case.

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Asked by
Klvm on
July 4, 2012

Q. lipstick mona lisa plant

My lipstick mona lisa plant lost its leaves and then the stems dried out. There are 3 stems with leaves left. They have been fine for a month but I am not sure that it will survive or will grow new shoots. Any advice on how to save this plant?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 6, 2012
A.

As so often happens, I can't be sure what plant you have, because there are several species referred to by this common name(s); that's why it's helpful to use the botanical name or a picture. However, from your description, I think you may have had the soil too wet for the amount of light available. Rot sets in and your plant dies. To save what's left, you might try increasing the light, and let the soil dry down some, all the way to the bottom of the pot. Best thing would be to get a new plant and try again.

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Asked by
diannes on
July 27, 2015
5 is our zone in eastern Canada

Q. replant a lipstick plant

I was given this plant today. There is green growth and there are some flowers down the long trailing part of the plant but near the soil surface the plant is brown. Can I cut it back, re-pot the plant, fertilize it gently and give it water to revive it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 28, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 10, 2016

Q. Lipstick plant

My lipstick plant is not blooming at the moment. It just has the purple part of the flower but not the red part that it use to. Is this its dormant stage?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 11, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Pruning or trimming the plant following blooming will help with new flower formation.
Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/lipstick-plant/growing-lipstick-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/lipstick-plant/pruning-lipstick-plant.htm

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Asked by
Gperez on
December 12, 2017
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Q. Lipstick palm

I live in south Florida and I have a 12 Ft lipstick palm. Temperature going down to 45 tomorrow and 47-50 for a few nights this week. Will a few days of this cold harm my plant? Very few nights during any time of the year that temperature drops so low.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 12, 2017
Certified Expert
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Luckily, this can survive temperatures down to around 35 degrees, so this should pose no problem. I get questions from around the world, and this has been the common theme lately. Very strange amounts of snow and cold. Just take proper care, and hope that the temperatures don't drop below 35, and you will be fine. If it does happen to drop lower than that, then I could suggest covering the tree with a large canvas for those nights by using a ladder to reach.

Here is an article for the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/lipstick-palm/lipstick-palm-growing.htm

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Asked by
GibsonGK55 on
March 18, 2018
Thailand

Q. Lipstick plant

Hi,

What colors do these plants come in? I have four red ones although I have seen a pink one in a shop but very expensive. I’ve also heard there are white ones but rare. Is that correct? Any chance on where i can buy seeds for these white or pink?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 20, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

These come in, mostly, warm colors. The most common are pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows. I have not seen a white one, but that is not to say there isn't one. With many breeders working with the CRISPR gene editing, a white one is a real possibility.

As for where to get them... I would suggest looking at an online nursery. Any that have them will ship just about anywhere.

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Asked by
Tonya Healey on
May 27, 2018
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Q. Lipstick plant

Why isn’t my lipstick plant not blooming?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 27, 2018
A.

Too much water and too much direct sun (or too little) may be to blame. It likes temps of 70-80 F and high humidity. These issues plus too much nitrogen cause bud failure. So it is a bit fussy; learn how to care for lipstick plant with this article. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/lipstick-plant/growing-lipstick-plants.htm

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