This plant has no fragrance
Snail Vine Overview
The snail vine is an attractive vine and features a purple flower that bears a resemblance to a snail, hence the name. It is also a legume and bears a close resemblance to pole bean varieties. Often confused with the Corkscrew vine, the snail vine is invasive where the corkscrew vine is not. Mostly only distinguishable by the flowers, corkscrew vine is highly fragranced where snail vine has no fragrance. This species lies in the Fabaceae (Fabaceae) family of legumes, peas and beans.
Common problems with Snail Vine
Susceptible to aphids
Snail Vine Companion Plants
Plant with tropical plants.
How to harvest Snail Vine
Seeds can be harvested once the seed pods have dried, but in frost prone areas harvest while still green.
How to propagate Snail Vine
Sow seeds in a sunny area in spring time, 7cm apart and cover with 1cm of light soil firmed down, keep soil moist at all times.
Vines will tip-root where they find suitable soil, making the plant highly invasive.
Other uses of Snail Vine
Grown in gardens to climb over pergolas.