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Germination of

Aristolochia ringens

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

Aristolochia ringens

Aristolochia ringens, also known as the pelican flower, is a tropical vine with distinctive flowers that resemble a pelican's head. To propagate the plant, take stem cuttings that are 4-6 inches long and remove the leaves from the bottom third of the stem. Dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone and plant it in a well-draining potting mix. Water the cutting thoroughly and place it in a warm, bright location, but out of direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and mist the cutting daily to maintain high humidity. The cutting should root within 2-4 weeks. Once the cutting has rooted and has begun to develop new growth, it can be transplanted into a larger pot.

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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