Plant Care Bay Bean

Bay Bean

Also known as

Beach bean, Seaside jack-bean, Coastal jack-bean and Mackenzie bean


Canavalia rosea

How to care for Bay Bean


How often to water your Bay Bean

Water needs for Bay Bean
0.5 cups
every 9

Bay Bean needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Bay Bean in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bay Bean: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bay Bean love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bay Bean does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bay Bean in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bay Bean

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bay Bean

Bay Bean

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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