Plant Care Common Bean

Common Bean

4.6 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Common Bean has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Bush beans, Dwarf beans, Pole beans, Climbing beans, Garden bean, pinto bean plant, Royal burgandy bean, Blue Lake Bush Bean, green bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. and Phaseolus vulgaris..


Phaseolus vulgaris

How to care for Common Bean


How often to water your Common Bean

Water needs for Common Bean
0.5 cups
every 9

Common 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.

Calculate water needs of Common Bean

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Common Bean in your home

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

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

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

Common Bean does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Common Bean

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

Difficulty Level

Common Bean can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Common Bean

Common Bean

Common 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.

What other plant parents say

Common Bean has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Common Bean has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Common Bean has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Christian avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 34 XP
globe San Antonio, TX

Grows very quickly.

Dumbbubbled avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 196 XP

This is a plant that’s easy to keep inside but really should be put outside once a certain height. Squirrels really love this plant, so if outside be careful of them.

Fast grower Fast grower

Trending in your area

Similar to Common Bean

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in