Plant Care American Potatobean

American Potatobean

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.

Taxonomy

Apios americana
Apios
Fabaceae
Fabales

Also known as

American potato-bean, apios, ground-bean, groundnut, potatobean, wild bean, American groundnut and groundbean

How to care for American Potatobean

Water

How often to water your American Potatobean

Water needs for American Potatobean
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Chicago, Illinois.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Potatobean in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing American Potatobean in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant American Potatobean in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant American Potatobean in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will decrease by 29.7% ☀️

December 3rd, 2022

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 29.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant American Potatobean in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 3rd, 2022

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for American Potatobean in your home

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

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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

American Potatobean does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize American Potatobean

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

When to repot American Potatobean

Nutrient needs for plant American Potatobean in Chicago, Illinois

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

December 2nd, 2022

The growing potential in Chicago 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 …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

American Potatobean is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for American Potatobean

American Potatobean


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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