Plant Care Creeping Cucumber

Creeping Cucumber

About Creeping Cucumber

Creeping Cucumber is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive.

Creeping Cucumber belongs to the melothria genus, and is native to the United States and Canada.

⚠️ Creeping Cucumber is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Melothria pendula

How to care for Creeping Cucumber


How often to water your Creeping Cucumber

Water needs for Creeping Cucumber
0.5 cups
every 9

Creeping Cucumber needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Jacksonville, Florida.

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 Creeping Cucumber

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Creeping Cucumber in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

57% Medium

Growing Creeping Cucumber in Jacksonville right now

Light needs for plant Creeping Cucumber in Jacksonville, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Creeping Cucumber in Jacksonville, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.4% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Jacksonville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to decrease by 20.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Creeping Cucumber in Jacksonville, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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Finding light for Creeping Cucumber in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Creeping Cucumber: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Creeping Cucumber 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..️

Jacksonville, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


How to fertilize Creeping Cucumber

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

Water Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Creeping Cucumber

Creeping Cucumber

Creeping Cucumber

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Jacksonville, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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