approx. 10.-60 cm
perennial, rhizomatose, erect herb
pale with a purple limb
20-45 °C in summer, 15+ °C in winter
> 40 %
very tolerant, but susceptible to constant moisture
seeds (stratification period up to 2 years), eventually root cuttings
2 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)
Aristolochia bracteolata is an extremely widespread herb and weed in Africa ans S Asia yet quite uncommon in cultivation.
One reason for this may be its heat requirements - if temperatures fall under 15 °C for too long, the plants will suffer and eventually die.
Apart from this an absolutely lovely diminutive species with undulated, bluish-green foliage.