Mucuna pruriens grow and care – climber herbaceous of the genus Mucuna also known as Velvet bean, Mucuna pruriens annual plant and used for the edible beans or as a medical plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.
Leaves stem and pods cover with hairs,
Flower color black-purple grow in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence
Mucuna pruriens beans
Bean color can be: black or brown with some white marks, young pods green to purple, mature pods hairy like velvet in brownish color
Mucuna pruriens for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Mucuna pruriens growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Tuber / Bulb/ Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
the “velvet” can cause allergic problem
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just to design
Size of the plant:
5-15 m, 15-45 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Black-purple flowers grow in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence
Pollination is done by:
Seeds harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Seeds pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Mucuna pruriens seeds?
Work requirements on the seeds:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall on the floor
How long does it take to bear seeds?
Start to bear pods after 2 month
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Spring Planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Annual plant, Herbaceous, Legumes, Vine
Plant Uses: Edible plants, Hedging plants, Medical uses, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Regularly water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental parts: Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Blooming season: Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Flower colors: Black flower, Purple flower
Harvest Season: Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Parts: Edible Seeds
Culinary uses: Cooked