Plant Care Cucurbita Moschata

Cucurbita Moschata

Also known as

Butternut Pumpkin, Butternut Pumpkin, Winter squash, Pumpkin, Cucurbita moschata Duchesne and Butternut squash


Cucurbita moschata

How to care for Cucurbita Moschata


How often to water your Cucurbita Moschata

Water needs for Cucurbita Moschata
0.5 cups
every 9

Cucurbita Moschata 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 Cucurbita Moschata

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Butternut Pumpkin in your home

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

Cucurbita Moschata love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cucurbita Moschata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cucurbita Moschata

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

Difficulty Level

Cucurbita Moschata can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cucurbita Moschata

Cucurbita Moschata

Cucurbita Moschata

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.

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