How to grow lipstick plant in a pot

  1. Step 1: Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and position in a brightly lit spot, out of direct sunlight. 
  2. Step 2: Part fill with quality potting mix such as Yates Premium Potting Mix. Remove plant from pot and gently tease the root ball to loosen the roots. Position in pot, backfill with potting mix and water in well. 
  3. Step 3: Feed fortnightly during the growing season (spring to autumn) with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.
  4. Step 4: Lip stick plants do not like wet feet so do not overwater. Only re-water when the potting mix feels dry.

     

Growing tips

  • These are quite happy in smaller pots and do not have large root systems, so overcrowding is not usual. They will be tough and reliable if kept warm and not over watered! 

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Common Problems & Solutions

Scale: White patches on stems or pink or brown raised dome like structures on leaves and stalks about 3-5mm

Solution: Yates Natures Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray

Mealybugs: New growth appears distorted with a whitish cotton-like substance in the leaf axils. 

Solution: Yates Natures Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray

Over Watering: Dull foliage and die back.

Solution: Only water when plant is dry, and do not keep wet, especially during cool winters