Caring for Your Lipstick Plant

  • Provide plenty of bright sunlight, but not direct unless it’s a bit of direct morning sun
  • Water just before the potting mix dries throughout the pot. They are prone to root rot if watered too frequently
  • Water less often in winter
  • Fertilize once in spring and once during the summer with an all-purpose organic indoor fertilizer (use less than recommended on package), or use slow release pellets/spikes or use a diluted liquid fertilizer as you water spring through summer
  • Lipstick plants like humidity and will do well near a small diffuser/humidifier or near a window in a humid bathroom
  • With enough light, this plant can bloom at any time of year featuring bright red blossoms