Richmond Birdwing Vine

Pararistolochia praevenosa

Shows a close up of the richmond birdwing butterfly

A large vine of temperate subtropical rainforests. The vine attracts one of the largest and most spectacular butterflies the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is considered an endangered species. This is the only food source for the catterpillars of this butterfly and is essential for the survival of the species. Plants require support on which to climb, a trellis, a fence or over a stump.

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Specifications of Richmond Birdwing Vine

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Richmond Birdwing Vine Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 9months ago

coochiemudlo island, qld, Australia

Richmond Birdwing Vine

Flourishing and running up a yellow stringy bark with a rope loosley spiraling to give the vine some minimal purchase. Drip fed water for ten minutes in morning + deep coarse bark mulch. First flowers after three years. ocasional native plant food.

Jj King
5y ago

Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

Richmond Birdwing Vine

We planted one about 6 months ago. It's now spring and is about 2 meters tall. We've lead it up via twine to a palm tree. It seems very happy but we're yet to see any flowers or butterflies. Hopefully over the summer.

★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Bought this vine to grow up a tree to give it a more tropical look and do my bit for the local rare butterfly. Needs water occasionally. Growth has been slow.

★★★★ 12y ago

Highgate Hill, QLD, Australia

Planted in ground. Plant is a little more straggly than I expected.  The flowers have just started. Not really noticable, but it was planted for environmental reasons, to assist with getting birdwing butterflies back into the area.I have not seen any ...

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