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Germination of

Aristolochia gigantea

Aristolochia gigantea: Giant Dutchman's Pipe, Dutchman's Pipe, Gaping Pipevine, Pelican Flower, Snail Vine, Monstera deliciosa

Aristolochia gigantea

Aristolochia gigantea seeds should be sown in a well-draining soilless mix and covered with a thin layer of soil. The container should be covered with plastic to maintain humidity and kept in a warm, bright location. Germination can take several weeks to months. Once the seedlings have developed a few leaves, they can be carefully transplanted to a well-draining potting mix.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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