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Garlic Vine - Ajo Sacha - Cydista aequinoctialis Purple SZ4P


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4 Inch Pot - Mature, well rooted starter size plant, growing an shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Garlic Vine or Ajo Sacha is truly a traffic stopper Spring and Fall. My mother has it planted on a fence and people will drive by and knock on her door to ask her what it is and where can they get one. It is covered with trumpet shaped flowers in varying shade of purple that last for several weeks. This vine is called 'garlic vine' commonly because the leaves give off a garlicky odor when they are crushed. It is not an unpleasant smell, and is not noticeable unless the leaf is crushed.

This plant is important and revered in Amazonian shamanism and is under currently under study for medicinal uses in Western Medicine. It is thought to bring good luck..

Botanical Name Cydista aequinoctialis
Common Name Garlic Vine, Ajo Sacha, Lata
Plant Family Bignoniaceae
Mature Size 10'x10 +
Growth Habit Tendriled Vine
Bloom Color Vivid Purple
Bloom Form Clusters, trumpet shaped
Bloom Time Peak Spring and Fall
Water Needs Moderate until well established
Light Needs Full Sun to Light Shade
Zone 9, 10, 11
Key Features Very Showy Bloom, Easy to grow
Suggested Uses Trellis, Fences, Specimen












It is hardy in zones 9-11. It will thrive quite well in zone 8, but must be protected if there are prolonged temps 30 degrees or below. A well established plant will freeze down and sprout back in Zone 8, but must be kept well protected from cold until very well established.

Cold protection is recommended in Zone 9 until well established.

Garlic Vines should be planted into well drained soil in a full sun or light shade spot. It can be grown as a loose flowy bush, but is most attractive on supports, fences, trellises, pergolas, etc. It is a vigorous grower and establishes quickly. Each plant will grow large enough to fill a 6x6 space easily.

Plants sold by Emerald Goddess Gardens ™ are intended for use as an ornamental, decorative items only. Many plant species contain compounds that are scientifically validated as biologically active, and should therefore be considered toxic. Emerald Goddess Gardens does not recommended nor endorse the ingestion or any other use of ornamental plants for homeopathic treatments, herbal remedies, spiritual experience enhancement, or recreation.


  • Model: GAR PPL VN
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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