Aristolochia ringens Vahl
Aristolochia ringens is a climber.
Aristolochia ringens was described by Martin Vahl in 1794. The name is considered as validly published.
Aristolochia ringens is a species in the genus Aristolochia which contains approximately 489 to 545 species and belongs to the family of the Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family). The type species of the genus is Aristolochia rotunda.
The climbers reach heights of 6 to 9 metres.
Aristolochia ringens is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are cordate, entire and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Aristolochia ringens produces solitary light-green tubular flowers.
Aristolochia ringens is native to Brazil.
The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1Â°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use potting compost with added sand or perlite.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: waterlogging
The climbers are suited for cultivation in a temperate house. Suited for conservatories, as well as suited as container plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Water freely in summer, give little water in winter.
- temperature in summer should be 25Â°C, in winter should be 12 to 15Â°C.
All plant parts are toxic and may cause discomfort if consumed. All plant parts may irritate the skin.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.