Plant Care Cucumber


4.9 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Cucumber has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Cucumber has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Cucumber

Cucumbers are an annual vine and common vegetable grown for its crisp, green fruit. Cucumbers grow best in full sun and moist, rich, well-drained soil. They can be grown vertically on a trellis or even a wire fence to increase air circulation, prevent diseases, and grow straighter fruits.


Cucumis sativus

How to care for Cucumber


How often to water your Cucumber

Water needs for Cucumber
0.5 cups
every 9

Cucumber 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 Cucumber

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cucumber in your home

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

Cucumber love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cucumber does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Cucumber

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

Difficulty Level

Cucumber 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!

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Care Summary for Cucumber



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Cucumber has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 12
Cucumber has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Cucumber has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Cucumber has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Cucumber has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Cucumber has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Cucumber has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Jenny avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 51 XP
globe Bukit Timah, Singapore

Easy to plant especially in tropical countries!

Tamsyn avatar
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xp 41 XP
globe Launceston, England

It will grow very fast and very tall so make sure you have the support and space to grow. If planting outside, place in either a large pot or a grow bag. With a grow bag, make a mountain of the soil in the bag as it has deep roots. You can use a trellis or a string for support and now it to grow up.
They baby cucumbers are also very cute :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 50 XP

I always talk to my plants and apologize if I don’t water them I think they like it :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Browns easily Browns easily
Aayling avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 504 XP
globe Chichester, England

gross super fast and is just generally exciting

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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