The seed pod of the Sword Bean actually resembles the blade of a sword. Botanically, it is known as Canavalia Ensiformis and originates from tropical South and Central America. The seeds germinate readily within 8-10 days. Give the plants plenty of room to grow. The beans are best grown under full sun but are somewhat tolerant of shade. Provide a good base of a balanced fertilizer before sowing of seeds and feed with a flowering and fruiting fertilizer only occasionally during growth. Overfeeding with nitrogen may depress the yield of pods.