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Aristolochia tricaudata

Birthwort

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  • Aristolochia tricaudata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aristolochia tricaudata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Aristolochia tricaudata (Birthwort). This plant from Mexico has an usual appearance looking a little like the blood red association with a birth. The three sepals end in long tails and hence the name 'tricaudata'.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Climber

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Ornamental

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  • Aristolochia tricaudata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Provide support.

Propagation

Spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may be problematic.

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