Aristolochia reticulata



Aristolochia is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground and the root are used to make medicine.

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.

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Common Name Indian Root, Virginia Snakeroot, Arizona Snakeroot, Texas Dutchman’s 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 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


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