About Bitter Squash
Momordica charantia is a vigorous, tendril-bearing, frost tender, annual vine of the cucumber family that will grow rapidly to 12-20’ long in a single growing season. Start seed indoors about 4 weeks prior to last spring frost date.
Also known as
Bitter melon, Bitter melon, Bitter gourd, Bitter squash, Bitter apple, Karela and Balsam-pear
How to care for Bitter Squash
Bitter Squash needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 29th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Edmond is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
November 25th, 2021
Edmond is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Edmond is expected to decrease by 26.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
November 30th, 2021
This month, Edmond is getting an average of 9.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of daylight…
Bitter Squash love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Edmond, Oklahoma ⛅.
Bitter Squash does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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 Bitter Squash after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.