Plant Care Buttercup squash

Buttercup squash

About Buttercup squash

Buttercup squash is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Buttercup squash likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.

Buttercup squash belongs to the cucurbita genus, and is native to South America.

Taxonomy

Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitales

Also known as

Vegetable marrow, Big Max Pumpkin and Winter Squash

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 located in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

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 Buttercup squash in Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

57% Medium

Growing Buttercup squash in Tallahassee right now

Light needs for plant Buttercup squash in Tallahassee, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Buttercup squash in Tallahassee, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19.2% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Tallahassee is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to decrease by 19.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Buttercup squash in Tallahassee, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.0 total hours of …

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Finding light for Buttercup squash in your home

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

Buttercup squash love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Buttercup squash does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Tallahassee, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Buttercup squash

Nutrient needs for plant Buttercup squash in Tallahassee, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Tallahassee is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Buttercup squash 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 Buttercup squash

Buttercup squash

Buttercup squash


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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