Cissus javana is a herbaceous climbing plant withheart-shaped leaves of deep green and burgundy dripping with silvery markings and flashing a wine red underside. The plant attaches itself to supports by means of coiled tendrils. Widely cultivated as an ornamental, where it is particularly valued for its beautiful leaves, the plant is also sometimes used locally as a food and medicine. It grows on trees or shrubs, or in brushwood, at elevations from 600 - 2,000 metres. As a houseplant, it is a superb easy to grow, low maintenance plant.