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Basket plant

Aeschynanthus spp.

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Also known as

Lipstick vine

Aeschynanthus radicans by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Basket plant Overview

    Aeschynanthus is a genus of just under 200 evergreen, climbing, perennials, well suited to arrangements in hanging containers. They come from subtropical climates and tend to be epiphytic, growing on the surfaces of other organisms and gleaning nutrition from their immediate surroundings. Species in this genus vary greatly in their features, some have thick waxy cuticles and others thin, soft leaves. These plants range in size and in temperate locations they are cultivated as popular houseplants, producing showy, red-orange flowers in clusters.

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    How to propagate Basket plant


    Propagation is by tip cuttings in the spring or summer.

    Special features of Basket plant

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Basket plant

    Useful for growing in hanging baskets.