tuberous, scrambling perennial herb
pale with spotted purple throat and a long, brown appendix
20-45 °C in summer, > 8 °C in winter
> 30 %
drought-resistant, water carefully!
period up to 2 years), root cuttings
3 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)
If not in flower, this tiny plant just looks like grass with its unconspicuous foliage.
When flowering though, the size comparisons between flowers and leaves are very impressive though! This species is capable of storing its resources for the flowering period in irregularly shaped carrot-like underground organs.
Aristolochia erecta originates from arid regions of the southern USA and northern Mexico so these requirements similar to succulents need to be maintained for a successful cultivation.