Calico Plant . The, aptly described as ‘pipelike’ because they are bent like a tobacco pipe, are the most striking feature of all Aristolachias. Those of the Calico Plant, which is native to Mexico, are 10-12 cm (4-4 ¾ in) long with a markedly bent green tube which expands to a broad collar spotted with brownish-purple.
This is a very rewarding and decorative climber that is readily propagated fromas well as by means of tip . It often bears flowers in the first year. It requires warm sunlight and a humid atmosphere. Aristolochias are also used to cover walls and arbours in the garden; the best species for this purpose is A. macrophylla.