Aristolochia bracteolata     Lam.

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

 

difficulty

Wormkiller

approx. 10.-60 cm

perennial, rhizomatose, erect herb

pale with a purple limb

full sun

20-45 °C in summer, 15+ °C in winter

> 40 %

very tolerant, but susceptible to constant moisture

neutral

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.