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Aeschynanthus longicaulis Wall. ex R.Br.

Family Name: Gesneriaceae
Synonyms: Aeschynanthus marmoratus T.Moore, Aeschynanthus zebrinus
Common Name: Zebra vine, 长茎芒毛苣苔, 斑紋口紅花
Semi Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Bird-Attracting Plant Suitable for Hanging Baskets Indoor Plant Ornamental Leaves Climber, Vine and Liana Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Epiphyte, Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution China (Southern Yunnan), Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Shrubby epiphyte with stems to 40cm in length
Foliage Leaves leathery, veins indistinct. Upper surface of leaves dark green with light green markings, under surface with purplish red - dark maroon mottling.
Flowers Calyx green, often with a reddish tinge,  with 5 lanceolate - linear lobes that are cut to the base. Outer surface of corolla yellowish green, upper 1/3 (towards mouth) sometimes with a tinge of dull brownish-orange mottling. Inner surface of corolla (at mouth and throat) with dark reddish brown markings.
Fruits Capsules to 32cm long

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Skyrise / Balcony, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Hanging Basket

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Bird Attracting (Flowers)
Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna) (Vertebrates (Bird))
Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Planting Remarks Prefers a moisture retaining yet well drained media
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Brown, Green, Red, Yellow / Golden

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Brown
Fruit Type 1 Dehiscent Dry Fruit
Seed Quantity Per Fruit Numerous (>20)

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Master ID 31161
Species ID 5555
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Species record last updated on: 20 June 2022.