Aristolochia leuconeura (also known as Pipevine) is a woody, twining vine. It is native to Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru, and is found growing at elevation from sea level to about 1000m. The heart-shaped leaves are dark green coloured and their veins are prominently marked in yellow. This species produces unusual apetalous flowers but is often appreciated for its ornamental leaves.
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive around 6-8 hours of bright but indirect sunlight daily.
Water: Once or twice a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Do not allow potting substrate to dry out completely.
Temperature: Plant tolerate temperature between 26-32°C.
Fertilizer: To boost plant's overall health, feed it with a diluted concentration of water-soluble, balanced fertilizer that contains equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15) once every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
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