***This post is a part of my April A to Z series where this year I will be highlighting different plants each day. Check out this page to see all of my posts combined on one easy sheet. ***
Aeschynanthus lobbianus (Lipstick Vine)
Photo taken by Wikimedia user Smuliman and used by Wikimedia Creative Commons license. See original here.
This is a trailing vine which has bright red flowers.
Origin: Southeast Asia
Lighting: moderate to bright
Soil:Prefers well draining soil that is moist but not wet.
Temperature: 60-75 degrees F.
Does well in humid environments.
$5.99/each at NE Herp
Photos taken by NEHerp. Check them out here.
This is a hearty and resilient species of freshwater aquarium plants.
Origin: West Africa
Lighting: Anubias barteri can thrive in a wide range of light from low light to high light
Water: 72-82 degrees F
Because these plants are slow growing and the leaves are thick so they will not move often, the leaves have a good chance of developing algae. You must keep moist as it establishes. Glass Box Tropicals suggests starting out the plant within a pond or small water feature and allowing the plant to naturally grow into your tank.
Anubias barteri var. nana ‘Bonsai’
$16.99/each at Glass Box Tropicals –They also have a ‘Petite’ version for $5.99
Photos taken by Glass Box Tropicals. Check them out here.
Thanks for checking out some cool plants and hope to see you back here every day except for Sundays during the month of April. Check out all the posts here!