Zebra Basket Plant

Regular price R 475.00
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Scientific name: Aeschynanthus Marmoratus (the updated name is Aeschynanthus longicaulis)
Synonyms: Lipstick Vine, Lipstick Plant, Zebra Basket Plant

  • Statement hanging plant
  • Colourful blooms
  • Peculiar foliage
  • Likes a bright spot
  • Plant Level: Easy

Many houseplants are grown solely for their foliage, but this plant has beautiful blooms AND standout foliage - win-win! 

Let us introduce you to one of the most popular hanging plant families - the Lipstick Vine Gang! 

So named because they have the most magnificent bright blooms that look like lipsticks dotted all over the long stems. This variety also has striking foliage with purple patterned undersides, so all-in-all, it’s quite a statement piece.

As an easy-going plant, the Aeschynanthus likes a sunny spot, with a few hours of bright, filtered light every day. A well-draining potting mix with some perlite and orchid bark mixed in works well as these plants grow off trees as epiphytes in their native environment. For watering, use water at room temperature when the top layer of potting mix has dried out (but be sure not to leave the plant sitting in water).

This houseplant looks especially great when hung off a curtain pole either on its own as a statement piece. Alternatively, style it up with a few other trailing plants - a hoya or two perhaps! This is a great way to add a low-maintenance jungle look to your space. 

Note: Please be aware that whilst the plant is non-toxic and pet friendly, it’s best to keep it out of reach of children and pets (hanging it would be a great way of doing this!)

Follow these instructions to keep your Zebra Basket Vine healthy and happy.

Water: Water generously once a week in the summer months and reduce in the colder winter months.
Light: Plenty of bright indirect light is best, especially for best flowering results.
Humidity: Appreciates some humidity, but no adjustments should be necessary in the standard home environment.
Fertilize: Feed with good organic fertilizer every 2 weeks during the growing season (Spring / Summer), reduce to once a month in dormancy period.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


Please email us at hello@plantify.co.za and we'll arrange a custom shipping solution to the nearest town.

Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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