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Why isn’t my Lipstick Plant flowering?

When they are growing in their ideal environment, lipstick plants will flower continuously. They require warm temperatures, very bright light, high humidity, consistent water, and regular fertilization to achieve this.

Temperature

Lipstick Plants prefer warm environments over 65°F. Take care that your plant is not near any open vents or drafty areas. 

Lighting

While these plants can adapt to lower lighting, they most likely will not bloom. Place your Lipstick Plant in bright indirect light in a sunny eastern, southern, or western window. 

Watering

Keeping your plant in soil soggy or prolonged periods of drought can cause it not to bloom. Water your lipstick plant when the top 25% of soil is dry. Water thoroughly, and be sure to empty the saucer of any excess water to prevent root rot.

Fertilizing

For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every other week during the spring and summer and once per month in the fall and winter. It’s common for these plants to slow their growth and stop flowering during the fall and winter months, due to shorter days and lower temperatures. This is normal and your plant will flourish again in the spring!

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