Aristolochia x [galeata x cf. pohliana]

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

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10+ m 

twining liana

reddish-brown patterns on greenish ground

light shade

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

> 50 %

consistent humidity but susceptible to constantly wet soil

slightly acidic

cuttings

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


Another spontaneous hybrid of the labiata-complex apparently, I grew this specimen from seed obtained as Aristolochia galeata. The coloration and prolonged limb make me suppose A. pohliana might be the other part but as hybridization happened uncontrolled, this is just a guess and not verifiable any more.

Aristolochia pohliana is quite well-known to be the most potent hybridizing species of the labiata group - that would make sense as well if motherplants stood not far away from each other.