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 Seattle, Washington.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
February 6th, 2023
Seattle is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to increase by 67.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
February 7th, 2023
This month, Seattle is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 19.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…
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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.
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.
February 2nd, 2023
The growing potential in Seattle 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 repot…