TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Aristolochia gigantea var. Brasiliensis, Giant Calico Flower, Giant Pelican Flower

Aristolochia gigantea var. Brasiliensis

Giant Calico Flower, Giant Pelican Flower
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Brazil and Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Variety Brasiliensis is an exceptional cultivar of A. gigantea. It has even larger flowers that are lemon-scented and exhibits an elaborate pattern of white and mottled reddish brown. Since it is not a vigorous vine, it can easily be trained on a stake, trellis or even a hanging basket. One of the most interesting fly catching, carnivorous plant.

It is important not to confuse "Brasilensis" cultivar of A. gigantea with Aristolochia brasilensis - a synonym of A. labiata.


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Aristolochia gigantea var. Brasiliensis - Giant Pelican Flower
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Aristolochia gigantea var. Brasiliensis is one of the most outrageous flowers in the world. This species from Brazil has huge, over ten inches in length lemon-scented flowers and exhibits an elaborate pattern of white and mottled reddish brown. Since it is not a vigorous vine, it can easily be trained on a stake, trellis or even a hanging basket. A most interesting fly catching, carnivorous plant, this variety is a rare collectible.


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