Aristolochia gigantea (Reuzen Duitse Pijp)
Kuipplant. Klimmer met groot, hartvormig blad en spectaculaire bloemen. De kleur is donkerpurper met groenwitte adering
Hoogte: 3 m.
Winterhard in: zones 10-11 (10 Celsius)
Zaai-instructies: kiemt in 30-90 dagen bij 25-30 Celsius. Zaden eventueel voorweken.
Plant-instructies: lichte zanderige grond in volle zon of halfschaduw.
The Aristolochia gigantea will inspire a sense of marvel to anyone who gazes upon it. This truly spectacular blossom produces a pouch that is almost 2 feet long and more than a foot across. Ivory veins network across a burgundy velvet background as the flower unfurls. Heart-shaped, light green leaves, about 6 inches in length, adorn this easy-to-grow vine. The plant blooms at a young age and grows in full sun or partial shade.The cultivation of Aristolochias is undemanding. Sun lovers that appreciate some shade in hotter inland areas, they adapt to any soil that drains well. Any pruning necessary to contain or shape the plants should be done in late winter or early spring. Cultivation is easy, and growth can be tamed. Papery capsule containing many seeds
Height: 3 m.
Hardy in: zones 10-11 (10 Celsius)
Sowing instructions: seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds on the surface of a peaty seed sowing mix at about 25-30 C. Soak seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified
Planting instructions: light, sandy soil in full sun or partial shade.