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 or use a liquid fertilizer every other time you water spring through summer. You can look for one higher in phosphorus to encourage blooms.
  • 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