How to Grow Garlic Vine Plant in India

Last Updated: 09.11.2023
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 Garlic Vine Plant can add a flower-full appeal to any space, thanks to its vivid blooms! Here’s all you need to know about growing it.

Garlic Vine Plant

Garlic Vine Plant stands out with its attractive foliage and fragrant flowers, which are said to have a garlicky scent. It is a member of the Bignoniaceae family, which includes many ornamental plants. Let’s have a look at how to grow it easily in India!

Garlic Vine Plant Information


Garlic Vine Plants are famous for their shiny, dark green, and pinnate foliage. The plant blooms clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers that are pink to purple shades and have a distinctive fragrance. The flowers bloom in the spring and summer and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Garlic Vine Plant can grow quite vigorously and reach a height of 10-15 feet (3-4.5 meters) if left unpruned. The plant is generally easy to grow and requires a warm and humid environment, well-draining soil, and regular watering and fertilization.

Botanical Name: Mansoa alliacea

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How to Grow Garlic Vine Plant in India

Garlic Vine Plant can quickly be grown in India through stem cuttings.

  • Select a healthy Garlic Vine Plant with no signs of disease or pest infestation.
  • Using a sharp, clean tool, cut a 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) stem from the parent plant. Remove the lower leaves, leaving only a few leaves at the top of the cutting.
  • Dip the cut end of the Garlic Vine Plant stem cutting in a rooting hormone mixture to enhance root growth.
  • Plant the cutting in a container or directly in the soil, ensuring the soil is moist and well-drained. If planting in a pot, use a well-draining potting mix.
  • Water the cutting well and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Also, place them in a warm, humid location, such as a greenhouse or a covered area, to encourage root growth.
  • After a few weeks, the cutting should begin to form roots. You can then transplant the cutting to a larger pot or into the garden.
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Requirements to Grow Garlic Vine Plant

 Garlic Vine Plant 2


Garlic vine plants require full sun in order to thrive. They should be planted in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Avoid growing the plant in the shade as it will result in little or no flowers.

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When growing Garlic vine plants, you will need well-draining, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. A sandy loam or loam soil is ideal for this plant. The soil should be slightly acidic, with a pH of 6.5-7.0. You should also add some compost or well-rotted manure to the soil to increase its fertility and organic matter content.

Additionally, make sure that the soil is free from any weed seeds or other debris.


It requires moderate amounts of water. Garlic vine plants should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch, about once a week. Make sure to water the soil around the base of the plant, not the foliage.


Garlic vine plants prefer warm temperatures and cannot tolerate frost. It grows best in temperatures between 18-30°C and can withstand temperatures up to 35°C.

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Garlic Vine Plant Care in India



Look for a fertilizer that contains balanced levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as micronutrients such as calcium and magnesium. Use it once in 5-7 weeks, according to the instructions on the label.

Additionally, regular applications of compost or manure are also beneficial for garlic vine plants.


Pruning Garlic vine plants is important for keeping them healthy and promoting new growth. Start by cutting off any dead or damaged stems and leaves.

Then, take a look at the plant and identify any stems that are overcrowded or outgrowing their container. Prune these stems back to two to three inches from the main stem. Finally, remove any stems that are crossing over or competing with each other.

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Pests and Diseases

Garlic vine plant is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but you may occasionally encounter problems with mealybugs, scale insects, or spider mites. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

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