Aristolochia x [gigantea x labiata]

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

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10+ m 

twining liana

reddish patterns on white ground, orange 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)


In my opinion one of the most outstanding hybrids - tolerant, extremely fast growing and producing masses of flowers. It'll need a very fertile soil and regular artificial fertilizing to maintain its massive growth.

 

The absolutely stunning flowers can reach 25 cm or more, clustering the bigger the plant gets.

 

Spontaneous hybridization is commonly found in the subser. Hexandrae in Brazil.

The species Aristolochia lawrenceae described from Brazil might actually represent this hybrid or a similar one like A. x [elegans x labiata]