Plant Care Brazilian dutchman's pipe

Brazilian dutchman's pipe

About Brazilian dutchman's pipe

Brazilian dutchman's pipe is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Brazilian dutchman's pipe likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Brazilian dutchman's pipe belongs to the Aristolochia genus, and is native to Central America and Brazil.

⚠️ Brazilian dutchman's pipe is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. These plants are not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.


Aristolochia gigantea

Also known as

Giant pelican flower

How to care for Brazilian dutchman's pipe


How often to water your Brazilian dutchman's pipe

Water needs for Brazilian dutchman's pipe
0.5 cups
every 9

Brazilian dutchman's pipe needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Brazilian dutchman's pipe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brazilian dutchman's pipe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brazilian dutchman's pipe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brazilian dutchman's pipe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Brazilian dutchman's pipe in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Brazilian dutchman's pipe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brazilian dutchman's pipe: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Brazilian dutchman's pipe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Brazilian dutchman's pipe is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Brazilian dutchman's pipe

Brazilian dutchman's pipe

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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