cauliflorous, red ornaments & tubercles on whitish ground
20-45 °C in summer, 12+ °C in winter
> 60 %
constant humidity and much water especially during hot days
1 (1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)
This species vegetatively belongs to the very largest of this genus! If provided with sufficient nutrients, water and humidity the leathery, orange-veined leaves can reach dimensions of more than 50 x 25 cm. In most cases, however, it will stay smaller and adapt to normal air humidity by producing smaller, waxy leaves.
Breaking a leaf or cutting parts back causes the plant to emit a very special scent - not smelling disgusting as some flowers of Aristolochia do but somehow strange yet aromatic.
The curious flowers will appear in clusters (racemes) out of the older parts of the woody stem, a characteristic feature attributed to the subseries Anthocaulicae of the section Gymnolobus.