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 San Diego, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 6th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…
December 7th, 2022
San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 18.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 …
December 7th, 2022
This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of day…
American Potatobean love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
American Potatobean does not tolerate low light 🚫.
San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.