Plant Care Melon

Melon

Also known as

Muskmelon and Kajari melon

Taxonomy

Cucumis melo
Cucumis
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Melon

💦 Water

How often to water your Melon

Water needs for Melon
0.5 cups
every 9

Melon 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 Melon

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Melon in your home

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

Melon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Melon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Melon in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Melon

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Melon 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!

Benefits of Growing Melon →

Common Melon Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Melon prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Melon Water Frequency →

Melon Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Melon requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Melon Light Requirements →

Melon Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Melon is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Melon doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Melon Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Melon does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Melon →

When and How to Successfully Repot Melon →


💩 Fertilizer

Melon is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.


🌎 Native Region

Melon is native to Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Melon grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Melon →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Melon can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 2a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Melon Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Melon

Melon

Melon


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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