How to grow Soybean plant

Soybean plant growing herbaceous of the genus Glycine also known as Soy plant, Soya bean or Soybean, Soybean plant annual plant also used as ground fixing plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring or 10b-11 as autumn planting.

Leaves color green obovate to obtuse the leaves grow in group of three.

Flower color purple in pea shape the flowers grow in clusters.

Soybean plant pods

Pod edible color green when young and brown when mature, can be hairy life velvet (edible when they are green).

Seeds edible color green when young and brown when mature, in shape egg like, edible when raw when green and can be cooked green or brown.

Soybean plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Soybean plant growing and care:

Short day’s period, slightly acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Soybean looper, blister beetles

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No need to prune until collection of seeds

Size of the plant?
30-150 cm, 12-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (will bloom and yield less)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Purple in pea shape the flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:

Edible bean and pods

Beans harvest season:

Beans pests or diseases:
Brown stink bug

What can be done with big quantities of Soybean plant bean?
Eaten raw, cooked, beverage

Work requirements on the beans:
Collect the seeds when dry before it’s falling to the ground

How long does it take to bear beans?
80-120 days

Scientific name:

Glycine max

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone