Sword bean grow and care – vine of the genus Canavalia also known as Canavalia gladiata, Sword bean perennial evergreen plant, can grow in tropic warm mediterranean or warm subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Flower color pink-purple in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence

Sword bean pods

Pods edible when they young the size 30-40 cm in crescent shape, beans color can be: brow-red, kaki or white

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How to grow Sword bean growing and care:

Frost free +5c, trellising

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
More for design it for easy pick

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

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average 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

General information about the flower
Pink-purple flowers in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible beans

Beans harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Beans pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Sword bean beans?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans dry: cooked

Work requirements on the beans:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall on the floor

How long does it take to bear beans?
Start to bear pods after 2 month

Scientific name:

Canavalia gladiata


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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