Purple Jade Vine


We custom grow this rare vine for SUMMER shipping only, starting in the month of May.  Purple suede flowers on a huge, kelly green leafed vine.  A tough but extremely rare plant!  These plants are fragile in pots and shipping but they love heat and will take off — in the first season, you really want to encourage them to make a great root mass.  Shipping May 2022.


Even if you don’t want one, read about it below and check out our Youtube video.

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Mucuna cyclocarpa

Sure, it’s all about the flowers.  Huge flower clusters I can barely cup in two hands, dangle from the stems.  They look like something from the tropics or Avatar, with a satin sheen.  Touch them and they even feel fake; thick and rubbery petals.

But this is an amazing perennial vine that simply grows like hell.  Need to screen out a neighbor? On a big fence, it makes a beautiful, solid green backdrop by June. Put it on an overhead arbor and flowers clusters will dangle like grape bunches.

Purple jade vine. The colors of the flowers and the foliage.

The leaves are definitely like others in the bean family with their three lobes.  But the terminal leaflet has a  heart-shaped base.

It needs full sun.  Ours grow in white, dry sand with little irrigation. The huge, sweet potato-like root mush holds a lot of water — the vine never, ever wilts or shows any heat stress.

We take orders for this thru fall and winter the we ship in May.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 8 × 8 in