This species , unlike most members of the genus Cissus, likes warm and humid conditions and lots of light. Therefore, it is best grown in a glassed enclosure. It is a rapidly growing liana with red, tendrils and stalks. The velvety blades are 15 cm (10 in) long, 8 cm (3 in) wide. They are marbled above and coloured reddish-purple on the underside. Small clusters of yellow grow from the axils of the . To ensure that the are as colourful as possible, provide plenty of light. Never allow the to dry out because the leaves will drop. Propagate by tip .