Plant Care Rosary pea

Rosary pea

Also known as

Rosary pea, Crab's eye, Precatory pea or bean, Crab's eye vine and jequirity bean


Abrus precatorius

How to care for Rosary pea


How often to water your Rosary pea

Water needs for Rosary pea
0.5 cups
every 9

Rosary pea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Rosary pea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rosary pea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rosary pea love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Rosary pea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rosary pea in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Rosary pea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rosary pea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rosary pea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Rosary pea can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Rosary pea

Rosary pea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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