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 located in Sacramento, California.

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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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 Calabash Tree in Sacramento, California

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Growing Calabash Tree in Sacramento right now

Light needs for plant Calabash Tree in Sacramento, California

Sunlight will increase by 41.9% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

Sacramento is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to increase by 41.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Calabash Tree in Sacramento, California

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of …

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.

Calabash Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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!

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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 your location in Sacramento, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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