Aristolochia veracruzana belongs to a number of outstanding tropical Mexican species with bizarre flower shapes. Fungus gnats are trapped in the dangerous-looking flower by entering a larger hollow behind the pronounced bulge.
Although not very common in cultivation this species is propagated via hand-pollination easily. Saplings flower within a single vegetation period making A. veracruzana very unique compared to related species that may take up to a decade.
Interestingly flowers mainly appear at the base of the shoots short above soil level - to attract pollinators.