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a moment of beautiful – blooming plants for Christmas

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the space – the east-facing window in our dining room

the beautiful – brilliant red flowers of the Lipstick Plant

A couple of my houseplants have given me an early Christmas gift.  I had a hearty blooming of my Christmas Cactus early in December, and then, last week, my Lipstick Plant (Basketvine) (Aeschynanthus pulcher) burst into brilliant red blooms.  Aeschynanthus is a subtropical genus from the same family as African Violets.  This is the second time it has bloomed for me in the last two years.

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I am sure this plant is wishing me, and you, a Merry Christmas !!!

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Lipstick plant in bloom

Lipstick plant in bloom

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Copyright  2013   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

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