max. 50 cm
perennial, tuberous, suberect herb
yellow with purplish-black edge and red venation
20-30 °C in summer, > 0 °C in winter
> 60 %
constantly humid all year round
seeds (stratification period up to 4 years)
1 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)
Aristolochia steupii often is found on the top of wishlists of Aristolochia enthusiasts.
It combines colourful flowers, relative hardiness and a compact growth. Quite an easy plant to grow as it originates from very humid forests and streams near the Black sea but (like other species of the pontica complex) a horrible plant to propagate.
The flowers are quite tiny compared to the related species though.