Aristolochia parvifolia   Sm.

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Small-leaved Birthwort

approx. 10-35 cm

perennial, tuberous, procumbent

yellowish with purple ornamentations

full sun

20-45 °C in summer, probably hardy to -3 °C

> 30 %

only to be watered during the growth period, avoid constant humidity!

alkaline

seeds (stratification period up to 2 years), root cuttings?

2 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)


Another showy and probably self-pollinating species from the fontanesii-clade, Aristolochia parvifolia surely belongs to the smallest species of this genus (at least above soil level..)

Often the species epithet is erroneously referred as "parviflora", however, the flowers are extraordinarily large compared to the diminuitive leaves and can even outsize the complete shoot length in sunny spots!