Aristolochia gigantea

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 Aristolochia gigantea subsp. var.  Giant Dutchman's Pipe
Aristolochia gigantea grown indoors
Habit: vine-climber
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: cm to 10 m
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama
Bloom: mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Water: moist
Features: flowers
Hidden fields, interally pass variables to right place
Minimum Temp: 50°F283.15 K
10 °C
509.67 °R
USDA Zones: 10 to 11
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, purple, brown, black, multicolored, spotted
Aristolochiaceae > Aristolochia gigantea var. ,

Aristolochia gigantea (Brazilian Dutchman's Pipe, Pelican Flower; syn. Aristolochia sylvicola Standl.) is an evergreen, fast growing vine, native to Brazil.


Prefers fertile soil with good drainageAH. Grow in sun or part-sunAH. Provide strong support, and you may prune after floweringAH.


Cuttings for true clones. 4-5 inch cuttings taken in fall when flowering is tapering off. Use rooting hormone and plant in fast draining propagating mix in a warm place, preferably with bottom heat[1]. Softwood cuttings must be kept moist. Seeds can be soaked for 2 days, then sown at 70-75F (21-24C) upon ripening, or in spring. Need light for germination.

Pests and Diseases

Some problems you may encounter include Cercospora leaf spot, gray mold, Southern blight, Pythium root rotAH.


Aristolochia gigantea 'Brasiliensis'

Aristolochia gigantea 'Pelican Flower' - Even in partial sun, this Brazilian vine displays large, heart-shaped leaves and unique flowers. Ivory veining against a burgundy velvet background with long tubular flowers reminds us of its coined name"Dutchman’s Pipes."

Aristolochia gigantea 'Brasiliensis' - Spectacular flowers, up to 1 foot long (30 cm), this species from Brazil is huge. Each flower displays an intricate pattern of white and mottled reddish-brown. Draw close to it and smell its lemon scent. With a little training, it can be contained to a limited space, such as a hanging basket.




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