Plant Care Sicyos edulis

Sicyos edulis

Also known as

Sechium edule

Taxonomy

Sicyos edulis
Sicyos
Cucurbitaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Sicyos edulis

💦 Water

How often to water your Sicyos edulis

Water needs for Sicyos edulis
0.5 cups
every 9

Sicyos edulis 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 Sicyos edulis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sicyos edulis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sicyos edulis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sicyos edulis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Sicyos edulis

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

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Sicyos edulis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Sicyos edulis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Sicyos edulis can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

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🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Sicyos edulis

Sicyos edulis

Sicyos edulis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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