brownish-purple, spotted throat
20-45 °C in summer, 5-12 °C in winter
> 50 %
constant humidity and much water especially during hot days
1 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)
Aristolochia macroura constitutes the southern equivalent to the widespread A. trilobata with which it is often confused.
A quite distinctive feature beside the ones mentioned here is easy to recognize for everybody even without eyesight: While A. trilobata emits quite a strange, undescribable smell if you come close it is absolutely no problem distinguishing it from the strong faecal odour of an open A. macroura flower which is recognizable from a dozen metres away on a hot summerday!