Bixa orellana | Lipstick Plant


  • Live plant along with Plastic pot.
  • Plants height with pot is 12-18 inch and pot size is the 6-inch diameter.
  • Plant’s nature is outdoor and loves full sun/light shade
  • Required watering once a day.
  • Very easy to maintain.

9 in stock

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Bixa orellana | Lipstick Plant

Bixa orellana, commonly known as annatto or achiote, is a plant species native to tropical regions of the Americas. It is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 8 meters tall, with broad, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small pink or white flowers.

Features of Lipstick Plant

  1. Leaves: The plant has large, heart-shaped leaves that are typically around 10-20 cm in length.
  2. Flowers: The plant produces small, pink, or white flowers that grow in clusters.
  3. Fruit: The fruit is a spiny capsule that contains seeds. The fruit is typically around 4-6 cm in length.
  4. Seeds: The seeds are small, triangular in shape, and covered in a red-orange pigment called annatto. They are typically 3-5 mm in length.
  5. Height: The plant is a small tree or shrub that can grow up to 10 meters in height.

Uses of Lipstick Plant

  1. Food coloring: The primary used as a natural food coloring. The seeds of the plant contain a red-orange pigment called annatto, which is commonly used to color cheese, butter, margarine, and other food products.
  2. Flavoring: In addition to its use as a food coloring, also used as a flavoring agent in many dishes, particularly in Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.
  3. Medicinal purposes: Used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Some of the most common uses include treating fever, dysentery, and hypertension.
  4. Natural insecticide: The leaves and bark, contain compounds that have insecticidal properties. As a result, the plant has been used as a natural insecticide in some cultures.
  5. Cosmetics: The annatto pigment from seeds is also used in cosmetics and personal care products as a natural colorant.
  6. Industrial uses: The annatto pigment is also used in the textile and paper industries as a natural dye.

How to Care Lipstick Plant

  1. Soil: It prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this can cause root rot.
  2. Light: Full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some shade, but too much shade can result in poor growth and reduced seed production.
  3. Watering: Water regularly during the growing season, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering. Reduce watering in the winter.
  4. Fertilizer: Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every two to three months during the growing season.
  5. Pruning: Prune in the spring to maintain a compact shape and to remove any dead or diseased branches.
  6. Harvesting: Harvest the seeds, when they are fully mature and the fruit has turned brown. The seeds can be dried and stored for later use.

Additional information

Weight0.15 kg
Dimensions24 × 13 × 11 cm

Green, Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow

Select Pot

4 inch, 6 inch


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