How to grow Cochliasanthus caracalla

Cochliasanthus caracalla growing vine herbaceous of the genus Cochliasanthus also known as Snail vine, Cochliasanthus caracalla perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant and as hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial and 6-10a as annual.

Leaves color green in deltoid shape that connected 3 together.

Cochliasanthus caracalla flower

Flower color yellow, purple, white, pink or mostly more than one color in spiral snail shape.

Alternative name: Corkscrew vine, Snail vine, Snail creeper, Snailflower, Snail bean

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How to grow Cochliasanthus caracalla growing and care:

Rich soil, humidity, wet heavy soil, trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring as annual / Spring, summer, autumn as perennial / All year in tropical

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
2-6m, 6-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Snail spiral shape flower, color can be: yellow, purple, white, pink or mostly multicolor

Scientific name:

Cochliasanthus caracalla

How to grow Cochliasanthus caracalla

Cochliasanthus caracalla flower

Cochliasanthus caracalla plant care

Cochliasanthus caracalla


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9