Aristolochia labiata   Willd.

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Pelican-Pipevine

10+ m 

twining liana

purplish patterns on white ground

light shade

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

> 50 %

constant humidity and much water especially during hot days

slightly acidic

seeds, cuttings

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


Very showy and a rather common species in cultivation, Aristolochia labiata is capable of flowering throughout the whole season outside.

The intriguing flowers appear at the internodes of young branches.

 

On hot days the fleshy shoots may grow 3 cm - so fast there will be several flowers open per shoot although they only last two days each.

 

Aristolochia labiata belongs to a number of several Brazilian and South American pipevines displaying the characteristic Pelican flower shape. As species' limits and natural hybrids have not been reviewed properly to date more research is necessary to unravel this species complex.