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Commonly known as Dutchman's pipe
Genus of about 300 species of evergreen and deciduous climbers mostly from moist woodland in temperate and tropical regions of both hemispheres.
Pollinated by flies which explains the carrion-scented flowers of some varieties.
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originMoist woodland in temperate and tropical regions of both hemispheres.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category B - CAUTIONToxic if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of ARISTOLOCHIA
(A. durior) - heart-shaped leaves and twining habit. Rounded green flowers mottled with yellow purple and brown
(syn. Aristolochia altissima) - Evergreen climber with glossy heart-shaped leaves. Pitcher-shaped dullish-red flowers with a bright yellow throat