The Q&A Archives: Vigna Caracalla

Question: Does anyone know where the plant Vigna Caracalla can be purchased? The common names for this plant are: Climbing snail vine, Corkscrew vine, among other variations.

Answer: Vigna caracalla is sometimes sold as Phaseolus gigantea. It's tropical in nature so you may be able to find it on the web at a nursery specializing in tropical plants.

I was able to find one nursery in California with Vigna caracalla in stock. Contact Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery, PO Box 160, Vista, CA 92093, phone 760-724-9093 or visit their website:

Good luck with your new snail vine!

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