Aeschynanthus longicaulis is grown mainly for its beautiful foliage. The dark green leaves, covered with a yellow grid of veins, resemble the skin of a snake in a pattern. On the underside, the leaf has a reddish-chocolate hue. The flowers are not very expressive, their green tubes are about 3 cm covered with brown spots. Often this species is found under another name, Aeschynanthus marmoratus (Aeschynanthus marmoratus). This small semi-shrub is widely distributed in Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and peninsular Malaysia, growing there as an epiphyte on trees or on the ground in rough, organic-rich soil. When hybridizing E. longicaulis and E. magnificent (A. speciosus), a remarkable and very popular variety Black Pagoda was obtained, which absorbed the best features of both species, from E. long – stemmed-beautiful marble foliage, and from E. magnificent-corymbs of yellow-orange flowers. For the normal growth of this hybrid, good lighting is required.