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 located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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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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 Pepino Melon in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

40% Low

Growing Pepino Melon in Fort Worth right now

Light needs for plant Pepino Melon in Fort Worth, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 30th, 2023

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

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

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Light needs for plant Pepino Melon in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Fort Worth is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Pepino Melon in Fort Worth, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Pepino Melon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Pepino Melon

Nutrient needs for plant Pepino Melon in Fort Worth, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Fort Worth is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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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 your location in Fort Worth, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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