Also known as
Rockmelon, Sweet Melon and Spanspek
Cucumis melo 'Cantalupensis'
How to care for Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 28th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Raleigh is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
November 30th, 2021
Raleigh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Raleigh is expected to decrease by 24.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
December 1st, 2021
This month, Raleigh is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of dayli…
Cantaloupe 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 Raleigh, North Carolina ⛅.
Cantaloupe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
December 1st, 2021
The growing potential in Raleigh is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…