Plant Care Bur Cucumber

Bur Cucumber

Also known as

Bur cucumber, Oneseed bur cucumber and Star-cucumber


Sicyos angulatus

How to care for Bur Cucumber


How often to water your Bur Cucumber

Water needs for Bur Cucumber
0.5 cups
every 9

Bur Cucumber 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 Bur Cucumber

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.

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Finding light for Bur Cucumber in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bur Cucumber: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bur Cucumber love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bur Cucumber does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bur Cucumber

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Bur Cucumber

Bur Cucumber

Bur Cucumber

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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