Adelonema wallisii

    Adelonema wallisii

    The Guide to Caring For Your:
    Adelonema wallisii

    Adelonema wallisii is a trailing plant with long stems that are covered in small, bright red-orange flowers that resemble firecrackers. It is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow and care for, making it a popular choice for beginner gardeners.

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    Did you know that Adelonema wallisii is sometimes referred to as the "Lipstick Plant"? This name is due to the bright red-orange flowers that resemble tubes of lipstick and add a pop of color to any room or garden.

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    This plant likes to be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. It is best to water Adelonema wallisii when the top inch of soil has started to dry out, and it is important not to let the plant sit in standing water, which can cause root rot.


    Adelonema wallisii thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate some shade. It is important to avoid placing the plant in direct sun, as this can cause the leaves to scorch.


    This plant prefers a relatively high level of humidity and will do well in a bathroom or kitchen where the air is often more humid. You can also increase the humidity around your Adelonema wallisii by using a pebble tray or humidifier.


    During the growing season, it is best to feed Adelonema wallisii every two weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. During the dormant season, you can reduce the frequency of feeding to once a month.

    Pests & Deficiencies:

    Adelonema wallisii is relatively pest-free, but it can be susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites. To prevent pest problems, keep the plant free of dead leaves and regularly inspect it for signs of infestation. If you notice yellowing leaves, this may indicate a nutrient deficiency and can be corrected by feeding the plant with a balanced fertilizer.


    : Adelonema wallisii can be propagated by taking stem cuttings in the spring or summer. Simply cut a stem that is 4-6 inches long and remove the lower leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant it in a pot filled with moist, well-draining soil. Keep the soil consistently moist and place the pot in a bright, indirect light until roots have formed and new growth appears. By following these guidelines, you can successfully grow and care for your Adelonema wallisii, and enjoy its cheerful firecracker-like flowers for many years to come.
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