Plant Care Pepino Melon

Pepino Melon

Also known as

"pepino", "pepino", Pepino dulce, Pepino, Pepino melon, Melon pear and "tree melon"


Solanum muricatum

How to care for Pepino Melon


How often to water your Pepino Melon

Water needs for Pepino Melon
0.5 cups
every 9

Pepino 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 Pepino Melon

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for "pepino" in your home

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

Pepino Melon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pepino Melon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Pepino Melon

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

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Care Summary for Pepino Melon

Pepino Melon

Pepino Melon

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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