Aristolochia x [gigantea x elegans]

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

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10+ m 

twining liana

purplish patterns on pale ground, yellow throat

light shade

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

> 50 %

constant humidity and much water especially during hot days

slightly acidic

cuttings

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


This natural hybrid perhaps represents the most widespread one in cultivation. Unfortunately it is misidentified almost exclusively and sold either as A. gigantea or A.elegans.

 

As it corresponds to any hybrid floral variability can be observed ranging from small-flowered specimens closer to A. elegans to larger flowered ones more resembling A. gigantea.

However, the size always stays somehow intermediate and never reaches the dimensions of its parents.

More distinguishable characteristics are provided here: Aristolochia gigantea