Common name: Spoonbill
Origin: Central and South America
Height at maturity: climbing 2 to 10 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: climbing plant
Flowering: from August until autumn
Flower color: red and creamy white
Soil type: cool, light, humus-rich soil
Watering: see description
Use: see description
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This aristolochia is a subtropical climbing plant native to Central and South America that grows rapidly.
It produces large flowers with mixed colors of creamy white and purple with a particular shape. Indeed, its flowers have a swollen shape with two large spatulas reminiscent of a bird’s beak.
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 0°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.