Lovely Lipstick

I am a fan of anything that blooms in January.  One on my indoor, winter bloomers is a lipstick plant. It’s Latin name is Aeschynanthus radicans.

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The blooms form in clusters on the ends of the stems.  They start as cup-like calyxes.

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Then the blooms emerge.   Just before the blooms fully open, the whole structure looks like a tube of lipstick.

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I love the deep ox-blood calyx coupled with the bright red petals.

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Follow the Lipstick

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