Aristolochia foetida   Kunth

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Stinky Birthwort

60-100 cm

tuberous, scrambling perennial herb

bright pink, yellow throat with a dark margin

sunny conditions

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

> 30 %

drought-resistant, water carefully!

alkaline

seeds (stratification period up to 2 years), cuttings

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


The term "foetida" actually is somehow misleading as this plant does not smell bad at all.

One of the most admirable and attracive perennial species, it will stay rather small and flower continuously from March to October.