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About Aristolochia reticulata

Aristolochia reticulata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). It is in flower from May to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies.Suitable for: medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.

It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Indian Root, Virginia Snakeroot, Arizona Snakeroot, Texas Dutchmans Pipe
Maximum Reachable Height 0.4 m
Flower Colour purplish or yellow-green flowers
Bloom Time May to July
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Prune / thin out every 1-3 years.

Aristolochia reticulata care

Prefers a well-drained loamy soil, rich in organic matter, in sun or semi-shade. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Aristolochia reticulata special feature

one frequently sees Dutchman s pipe vines growing up the front of a porch on older homes, in which role they cast welcome shade during summer s scorching reign (while simultaneously furnishing some privacy).

Aristolochia reticulata uses

Ornamental Use:

  • used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The root is aromatic, bitter, diaphoretic, stimulant and stomachic
  • The dried rhizome of Aristolochia reticulata is sometimes sold as serpentary for the treatment of snakebites
  • It is used as a tonic to calm the stomach, promote urination, and increase perspiration

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Aristolochia reticulata ?

Aristolochia reticulata is commonly known as Indian Root, Virginia Snakeroot, Arizona Snakeroot, Texas Dutchmans Pipe

How tall do Aristolochia reticulata grow?

On average Aristolochia reticulata grows 0.4 m

What color are Aristolochia reticulata ?

A Aristolochia reticulata plant bears flowers of color purplish or yellow-green flowers

When Aristolochia reticulata blooms?

With enough light, Aristolochia reticulata may produce purplish or yellow-green flowers flowers in May to July

How hard is Aristolochia reticulata to grow?

A Aristolochia reticulata is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Aristolochia reticulata need?

A Aristolochia reticulata prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Aristolochia reticulata need?

A Aristolochia reticulata prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Aristolochia reticulata need?

A Aristolochia reticulata prefers well-drained soil

How often should I fertilize my Aristolochia reticulata ?

To encourage Aristolochia reticulata growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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