Plant Care Beach Pea

Beach Pea

About Beach Pea

Beach Pea is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Beach Pea likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Beach Pea belongs to the Lathyrus genus, and is native to Western and Northern Europe.


Lathyrus japonicus

Also known as

Sea vetchling, Sea Pea, Seaside pea, Lathyrus maritimus, beach pea and circumpolar pea

How to care for Beach Pea


How often to water your Beach Pea

Water needs for Beach Pea
0.5 cups
every 9

Beach Pea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 Beach Pea

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.

Plant care guide for Beach Pea in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

26% Very Low

Growing Beach Pea in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Beach Pea in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 26th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Beach Pea in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 29.3% ☀️

January 22nd, 2023

Pittsburgh is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to increase by 29.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Beach Pea in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 22nd, 2023

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 5.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Beach Pea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Beach Pea: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Beach Pea 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Beach Pea does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Beach Pea

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

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Care Summary for Beach Pea

Beach Pea

Beach Pea

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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