What is This Houseplant?

I am reposting this again because I still can't find out what the name of this hanging plant is. I am pretty sure I purchased it at Home Depot or Lowe's here in Portland. The stems are long and very sturdy. It has flowered twice and each time with just one flower. Some people are suggesting it is from the honeysuckle family. Please help.


Hardiness Zone: 8a

By Susan from Happy Valley (Portland), Oregon

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March 11, 20111 found this helpful

How about a Bird of Paradise plant perhaps?

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March 11, 20110 found this helpful

I've got one of these. It's a Lipstick Plant.

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

lipstick plant

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

I believe you've got a Cape Honeysuckle. A pretty hardy plant which if planted outside can get pretty big, but those lovely orange sets are so cheery and the hummers love them!

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March 20, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, lipstick plant it is. Relative of honeysuckle, grows fabulously outdoors, and as aloham58 says, the hummie-birds jes luv 'em! Interesting. I've never seen one growing indoors! Usually outdoors, vines ofttimes covering fences or lattice or somehing. And the blossoms are quite profuse.


You're in Oregon, Susan...I'm in California. I've seen them plentiful on the Coast (Santa Barbara thru San Luis Obispo an' more) but now live in Tehachapi, in the mountains, 4000+' elevation and we have them here as well. The sea-level Coast has salt air, here we have snow and the plants seem to really thrive no matter where I've seen 'em growing.

For more info, if you don't have any local nurseries that can help you might try 'Googling' lipstick plant--or go to AskJeeves.com or some such site. I know there are lotsa sites that can help. I can't think of any right off tho. Good luck...an' I hope you can get your beautiful plant to continue in good health. It truly is a gorgeous plant!

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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

Definitely Aeschynanthus splendidus.

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September 6, 20170 found this helpful

It looks like a hummingbird mint

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June 13, 20191 found this helpful

Hello there. This is years after your request for help, but in case you still aren't sure - this is a columnea or goldfish plant.


Look at the leaves too, it's not the lipstick vine that many are suggesting. If you still have it, say hello to your goldfish!

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July 3, 20190 found this helpful

Goldfish plant Im pretty sure.

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August 24, 20190 found this helpful

It does look like a variety of honeysuckle vine. These are sometimes grown as houseplants and come in an assortment of flower colors. I suggest googling "honeysuckle vine varieties" and see what you think.

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