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 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.

Calculate water needs of Cantaloupe

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 Cantaloupe in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Growing Cantaloupe in Raleigh right now

Light needs for plant Cantaloupe in Raleigh, North Carolina

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

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…

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Light needs for plant Cantaloupe in Raleigh, North Carolina

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.8% ☀️

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 …

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Light needs for plant Cantaloupe in Raleigh, North Carolina

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

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…

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Finding light for Cantaloupe in your home

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

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 🚫.


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.

When to repot Cantaloupe

Nutrient needs for plant Cantaloupe in Raleigh, North Carolina

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

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…

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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Cantaloupe



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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