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..

Taxonomy

Phaseolus vulgaris
Phaseolus
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Common Bean

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ 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!

Benefits of Growing Common Bean →


💦 Water Needs

Common Bean prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Common Bean Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Bean requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Common Bean Light Requirements →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Common Bean is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Common Bean Toxicity to Cats →

Common Bean Toxicity to Dogs →

Common Bean Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Common Bean does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Common Bean →

When and How to Successfully Repot Common Bean →


💩 Fertilizer

Common Bean is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Common Bean →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Bean is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Common Bean →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Bean can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Common Bean Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Common Bean can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Common Bean →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Bean

Common Bean

Common Bean


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@Christian
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 34 XP
globe San Antonio, TX
06/17/2021

Grows very quickly.

@dumbbubbled avatar
@@dumbbubbled
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 196 XP
06/15/2021

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.

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