About American Potatobean
Common Groundnut is a native perennial vine in the legume family. It is found in tidal and non-tidal marshes, wet thickets, stream banks and bottomland forests. It has edible fruits and large edible tubers that provide numerous health benefits. The only place it is cultivated as a food crop is in Japan.
Also known as
American potato-bean, apios, ground-bean, groundnut, potatobean, wild bean, American groundnut and groundbean
How to care for American Potatobean
American Potatobean needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boise, Idaho.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 3rd, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boise is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
December 1st, 2022
Boise is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boise is expected to decrease by 32.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…
November 30th, 2022
This month, Boise is getting an average of 9.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 13.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.8 total hours of daylig…
American Potatobean 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 Boise, Idaho ⛅.
American Potatobean does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Potatobean after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
November 26th, 2022
The growing potential in Boise is very 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 re…