Don't know why I have 3 pots of this ... and they are very tall , very huge ... fortunately the flowers are many. :-)
I guess this lipstick plant was sold firstly to commercial flower market in Thailand under the variety name "Thai Pink" only. But Thailand is not the origin habitat of this pink Aeschynanthus. I ever saw a similar pink lipstick plant was found in Luzon, Philippines from a research ... so the known habitat of this lipstick plant may be Philippines so far. Anyway, Aeschynanthus chinanthus stands out with its pink color from the family of red. Aeschynanthus in Asia shares the similar ecological role as the Columnea in America, I believe there are many unknown species waiting for exploration.
I presume the Kohleria lovers will be excited with these beautiful plants which are the latest achievements from Mr. HCY who has done many Kohleria hybrids. These blooming machines are compact with extremely outstanding and showy flowers. And I guess they represent the classic characteristics in terms of the hybridization work of Kohleria in Taiwan so far. As long as you are addicted to the beauty of Kohleria, you do not want to miss these plants !
|background: HCY's blooming Kohlerias|
left: HCY's Galaxy / right: HCY's Ipanema Girl
front : HCY's Mars