Plant Care Lucky bean tree

Lucky bean tree

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.5 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Lucky bean tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Lucky bean tree

Lucky bean tree is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves with only 69 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟


Castanospermum australe

Also known as

Moreton bay chestnut, Blackbean and Castanospermum

How to care for Lucky bean tree


How often to water your Lucky bean tree

Water needs for Lucky bean tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Lucky bean tree 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.

Calculate water needs of Lucky bean tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Lucky bean tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lucky bean tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lucky bean tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lucky bean tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Lucky bean tree

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

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Care Summary for Lucky bean tree

Lucky bean tree

Lucky bean tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

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Don’t base your watering on the texture of the outside of the bean.

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