Plant Care American Hogpeanut

American Hogpeanut

Also known as

hog-peanut and ground bean


Amphicarpaea bracteata

How to care for American Hogpeanut


How often to water your American Hogpeanut

Water needs for American Hogpeanut
0.5 cups
every 9

American Hogpeanut needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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

Calculate water needs of American Hogpeanut

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for American Hogpeanut in San Jose, California

San Jose, California

38% Low

Growing American Hogpeanut in San Jose right now

Light needs for plant American Hogpeanut in San Jose, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant American Hogpeanut in San Jose, California

Sunlight will increase by 28.4% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 28.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant American Hogpeanut in San Jose, California

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 22nd, 2023

This month, San Jose is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…

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Finding light for American Hogpeanut in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Hogpeanut: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

American Hogpeanut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.

American Hogpeanut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize American Hogpeanut

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for American Hogpeanut: 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 American Hogpeanut after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot American Hogpeanut

Nutrient needs for plant American Hogpeanut in San Jose, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 23rd, 2023

The growing potential in San Jose is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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Care Summary for American Hogpeanut

American Hogpeanut

American Hogpeanut

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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