Plant Care Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe

Also known as

Rockmelon, Sweet Melon and Spanspek

Taxonomy

Cucumis melo 'Cantalupensis'
Cucumis
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Cantaloupe

Water

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 Seattle, Washington.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

34% Very Low

Growing Cantaloupe in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Cantaloupe in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Seattle is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Cantaloupe in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.9% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 38.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Cantaloupe in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

Cantaloupe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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 Seattle, Washington

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

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very 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 …

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Care Summary for Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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