Plant Care Calabash Tree

Calabash Tree

About Calabash Tree

Calabash Tree is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Calabash Tree belongs to the Crescentia genus, and is native to the Tropical Americas.


Crescentia cujete

How to care for Calabash Tree


How often to water your Calabash Tree

Water needs for Calabash Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Calabash Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Calabash Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Calabash Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calabash Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Calabash Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Calabash Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Calabash Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Calabash Tree

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

Difficulty Level

Calabash Tree is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Calabash Tree

Calabash Tree

Calabash Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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