Aristolochia onoei   Franch. & Sav. ex Koidz.

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Taiwanese Dutchman's Pipe

5+ m 

perennial scrambler/liana

whitish with brown sepals and a yellow throat

semi-shade

20-25 °C in summer, hardy to -5 °C with isolation

> 60 %

constant humidity and much water especially during hot days

acidic

seeds (stratification period up to 2 years), stolons

(1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)


A rewarding and fast-flowering hardy species from Taiwan, A. onoei surely is a common but curious eye-catcher.

 

Easy to establish in any cool and shady place it is capable of proliferating massively via stolons.

Depending on how humid its surroundings are this species will either develop coriaceous leaves connected with a procumbent habit or start twining with fleshy, thick shoots.