Plant Care Calico Flower

Calico Flower

Also known as

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


Aristolochia littoralis

How to care for Calico Flower


How often to water your Calico Flower

Water needs for Calico Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Calico Flower 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 Calico Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Aristolochia elegans in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calico Flower: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Calico Flower love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Calico Flower does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Calico Flower

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Calico Flower

Calico Flower

Calico Flower

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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