Bottle gourd is an annual, vining member of the squash family that is widely cultivated for its interestingly shaped fruits. The genus name derives from the Greek word, lagenos, for "vase." When dry, the fruits can be used as containers, pipes, rattles and many other uses.
Also known as
Bottle gourd, Bottle gourd, White-flowered gourd, Long melon, New guinea bean, Tasmania bean and Calabash gourds
How to care for Calabash
Calabash needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Calabash love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Calabash does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Calabash after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.