Aristolochia nevesarmondiana   Hoehne

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Neves Armond's Birthwort

2-3 m

scrambling & twining perennial

yellow throat with brown margin

sunny conditions

20-35 °C in summer, 5-10 °C in winter 

> 40 %

plenty of humidity especially during hot days

slightly acidic

seeds, cuttings

(1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)


Aristolochia nevesarmondiana is a very remarkable Brazilian species as it is capable of climbing but at the same time producing horizontal non-climbing shoots. It may be an evolutionary ancestor in terms of its habit or the survivor of a primitive lineage.

 

Although the flowers are quite tiny they will appear in clusters out of these side shoots and provide a curious sight!