Plant Care Cantaloupe


Also known as

Rockmelon, Sweet Melon and Spanspek


Cucumis melo 'Cantalupensis'

How to care for Cantaloupe


How often to water your Cantaloupe

Water needs for Cantaloupe
0.5 cups
every 9

Cantaloupe 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 Cantaloupe

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Cantaloupe in your home

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

Cantaloupe 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.

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How to fertilize Cantaloupe

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

Care Summary for Cantaloupe



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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