tuberous, scrambling perennial herb
brown-purple with yellowish appendix
20-45 °C in summer, 10-15 °C in winter
> 30 %
drought-resistant, water very carefully!
4 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)
This Bolivian species is something very special in several aspects.
The massive flowers compared to the tiny foliage makes it one of the most attractive and spectacular ground-dwelling species I've come across.
Although most Aristolochia do not emit a pleasant smell, however, the odour released even by a single open flower of this species is enormously disgusting (and persistent!).
Unfortunately A. lindneri is not easy to cultivate as it originates from the subtropical climate zones of Bolivia. Even more than the Mexican subsection Pentandrae species it dislikes any form of humidity without being exposed to heat and sun.