Plant Care Broad bean

Broad bean

Also known as

Fava bean, Faba bean, Field bean, Tic bean, Tick bean and Horse bean


Vicia faba

How to care for Broad bean


How often to water your Broad bean

Water needs for Broad bean
0.5 cups
every 9

Broad 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 Broad bean

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 Broad bean in your home

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

Broad bean 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.

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How to fertilize Broad bean

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

Care Summary for Broad bean

Broad bean

Broad bean

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.

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