Lipstick Plant

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  • Common Name: Lipstick Plant
  • Latin Name: Aeschynanthus spp.
  • Family Name: Gesneriaceae
The Lipstick Plant (so named because the flowers emerge from 'tubes' that resemble lipstick cases) is fine for tortoises.  The leaves of some varieties are leathery, so tortoises might not like them, but other varieties have soft leaves. 

The flowers should be welcome when they fall from this beautiful subtropical houseplant, which prefers moisture and bright dappled light to thrive. 

Although flowers are most often red, they can also be found in pink, orange, and yellow.
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