HousePlant Identified as Tiger Leaf Lipstick Plant

Could you please identify this houseplant? It’s losing leaves and I don’t know what to do?

Hi Jackie,

Your plant is a Tiger Stripe Lipstick plant. Here are some care tips:

Light: Very bright, indirect light

Water: These plants flower more frequently and more abundantly if you allow the top 25% of the soil to dry out before watering. If the leaves of a lipstick plant appear soft and shriveled, give the plant more water. These plants lose leaves when they are over-watered which is what is probably happening with your plant.

Plant Food: Feed every other week in the spring and summer, and monthly in the fall and winter with a houseplant food high in phosphorous. Always delete the fertilizer to 1/2 the recommended strength.

You can read all my care tips for a lipstick plant in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.