Plant Care Buttercup squash
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Buttercup squash

Also known as

Vegetable marrow, Big Max Pumpkin and Winter Squash

Taxonomy

Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Buttercup squash

Water

How often to water your Buttercup squash

Water needs for Buttercup squash
0.5 cups
every 9

Buttercup squash 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 Buttercup squash

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Buttercup squash in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buttercup squash: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Buttercup squash may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Buttercup squash

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

Care Summary for Buttercup squash

Buttercup squash

Buttercup squash


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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