Aristolochia argentina   Griseb.

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Argentinian Dutchman's Pipe

5+ m 

semituberous, twining liana

yellow limb contrasting pale outside

sunny conditions

20-45 °C in summer, 5-12 °C in winter 

> 40 %

drought-resistant, water carefully!

alkaline

seeds, cuttings

(1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)


Rarely seen but a common species in general, Aristolochia argentina produces masses of flowers throughout the season even if temperatures drop below 10 °C. 

 

The wiry shoots emerge out of a short and thick tuberous stem directly above soil level to which it will die down during the winter period/drought period in its natural habitat.