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Long-Stemmed Basket Plant

Aeschynanthus longicaulis

Also known as

Zebra Basket Vine, Lipstick Vine, Lipstick Plant, Zebra Basket Plant

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Long-Stemmed Basket Plant

A pot grown plant of Aeschynanthus longicaulis, with trailing stems covered in green and purple leaves.
A close up of some Aeschynanthus longicaulis leaves
A close up of a Aeschynanthus longicaulis plant
A photo of Long-Stemmed Basket Plant
A photo of Long-Stemmed Basket Plant

Long-Stemmed Basket Plant Overview

Aeschynanthus longicaulis is an evergreen perennial species from the Gesneriaceae family. It produces attractive stems up to a metre long, leaves are lance-shaped and coloured dark green. Commonly grown as a houseplant for the attractive foliage. Flowers are produced in clusters, they are tubular and orange-red in appearance, measuring up to 5cm long. It has a trailing habit and is frost-tender, keep above freezing temperatures, place in a position of full to partial sunlight and well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, it is sometimes sold under an older name, Aeschynanthus marmoratus.

Common problems with Long-Stemmed Basket Plant

How to propagate Long-Stemmed Basket Plant


Special features of Long-Stemmed Basket Plant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Long-Stemmed Basket Plant

Grown for their mounding habit and for their flowers.