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Aristolochia Gigantea – 5 seeds – Giant Aristolochia


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Common name: Giant Aristolochia
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Brazil
Height at maturity: climbing up to 5 meters
Hardiness: -1°C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: climbing plant
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: semi-evergreen
Flowering: from August until autumn
Flower color: red and creamy white
Floor type: see description
Watering: see description
Use: see description
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


This aristolochia is a subtropical climbing plant that grows rapidly. Its ornamental values ​​are exceptional. Its superb dense and luxuriant exotic foliage and its strange large red/purple flowers which are veined with creamy white.

The plant grows producing long, twining stems that coil around any support they encounter.

Although its cultivation is preferable in a pot where it is easier to protect it from the cold, it is nevertheless possible to cultivate it in the ground in regions where temperatures do not drop below -1°C.

For optimal growth, a substrate composed of 50% horticultural soil, 30% garden soil and 20% sand or gravel for drainage is perfect.

Watering: keep the substrate moist in hot weather, in winter water every four days.

NB: the use of this plant presents a risk because it contains the toxin aristolochic acid.

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