Plant Care Aristolochia elegans

Aristolochia elegans

Also known as

Aristolochia elegans, calico flower, elegant Dutchman's pipe and Aristolochia elegans


Aristolochia littoralis

How to care for Aristolochia elegans


How often to water your Aristolochia elegans

Water needs for Aristolochia elegans
0.5 cups
every 9

Aristolochia elegans 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.

Calculate water needs of Aristolochia elegans

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Aristolochia elegans in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aristolochia elegans: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aristolochia elegans love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Aristolochia elegans does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aristolochia elegans in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Aristolochia elegans

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aristolochia elegans: 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 Aristolochia elegans after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Aristolochia elegans is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Aristolochia elegans

Aristolochia elegans

Aristolochia elegans

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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