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Aristolochia gigas

Snakeroot

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple-brown
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aristolochia gigas (Snakeroot). This species is an evergreen climber, the leaves are heart-shaped and dark green. The flowers are single with brown and purple markings. It will grow to a height of 10m.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in loamless potting compost with filtered light. When grown outdoors, grow in fertile well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may be problematic.

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