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Subtropical / Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans)

Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans)
Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans)
Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans)
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The brown-purple (calico) spotted flowers grow on a graceful climber with heart-shaped leaves. Winter hardy up to -5 degrees Celsius.

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€ 3,50
Price per 10 seeds
The calico flower (calico is a soft, brownish colour) is in fact a kind of pipe flower with large, brown-purple spotted flowers which are about 10 cm wide. The designation pipe flower refers to the 19th century Dutch pipes, which is why the plant is also often called the ‘Dutchman’s pipe’. It’s a climber that can grow up to 3 meters high, with beautiful heart-shaped leaves, and can be kept as a container plant. The minimum temperature is around -5 degrees Celsius. Please be aware that all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Sowing description: First soak the seeds in lukewarm water for 48 hours. The seeds can be sown in sowing mix, and should be covered with a very thin layer of soil. Move it to a bright spot at a temperature of 20 to 28 degrees Celsius. Constantly keep the soil moist (cover with plastic foil or glass).

Family: Aristolochiaceae
Scientific name: Aristolochia elegans
Common name: Calico flower
Native to: Brazil

Sowing time: Whole year
Difficulty: Intermediate
Minimum temperature: -5 degrees Celcius

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Richard - 15-05-2021 19:54

Na 2 maanden het eerste mini plantje.
Als het zo groeit als dat het kiemt dan verwacht ik voorlopig nog geen bloemen..

Lisa - 18-06-2018 21:19

Na 2 porties zaadjes is er nu 1 uitgekomen. Allebei de porties maanden uit elkaar gezaaid. Ik laat ze nog wat maanden zitten, mogelijk komen er dan nog meer uit(zitten er nu 3 maanden in)

Olav - 08-02-2015 11:15

Plant in mijn jonge jaren lang gehad (op de vensterbank) , dankzij zaadjes uit een botanische tuin.
Bloemen zijn ware kunstwerkjes met haartjes die één kant op staan. Insect kan wel in de bloem maar niet meer terug kruipen.