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🌻 Plant Care Guide For Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd

Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd

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Botanical Name: cyclanthera pedata

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Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd

Botanical Name: cyclanthera pedata

Medium Water

Direct Sun

Pet Safe

🌱   Beginner

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📚 Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd Care Guide

Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd has mid-green leaves, small, pale green flowers and small, edible, white to pale green, edible pods which are the size of olives and are often pickled, eaten raw with salads, or as a vegetable.
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💧️ Water - Medium Water OR High Water
Moderate Water Needs
Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd requires a moderate amount of water. You will want to allow the top few inches of soil dry in between waterings. As a general rule of thumb, depending on where you have planted and how much light your Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd receives, you may need to water once a week.

Growing Indoors
If you are growing indoors or in a container, you can always check the moisture of the soil by using your thum or finger. Stick it in the soil -- if it is dry, then you will likely want to water your Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd .

Pot selection is also important to keep your Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd from getting too wet. It is important to select a pot with plenty of drainage holes as this will allow excess water to train out of the pot rather than to just sit on the bottom. Drainage holes also allow air to get into the soil from the bottom of the pot. Using a terracotta pot or another type of pot made of a permeable material can also help keepAcocha Lady Slipper Gourd from getting too wet. Terracotta and other similar materials allow water to wick away from the soil faster than they would in a plastic pot.

Growing Outdoors
If you are growing Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd outdoors, the amount of light your plant is receiving is key to determining how often to water your plant. Plants that require moderate water, generally do best if they can get some respite from the sun during the day as it can dry out the soil fairly quickly. If you have planted in a sunny area, you will likely need to water this plant more often than if it is planted in a shady area. The type of soil you plant in is also important. Sandy and loamy soils tend to dry out much quicker. You can always amend soil with organic material such as peat moss or compost to encourage moisture retention.

High Water Needs
Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd can tolerate and grow in low light and shady areas which means it prefers about 2 hours of diffused natural light. Remember, low light does not mean NO light! All plants need light to survive, some more than others.
When plants like Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd grow in low light or shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!
If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd in a shady area.Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.
If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd . This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd .
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☀️ Light - Direct Sun OR Diffused Light
Direct Sunlight (Full Sun)
Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd thrives best in direct sunlight or full sun meaning that it loves at least 6-8 hours of bright direct light.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd in an area that receives sunlight throughout the day. If growing indoors, place near a South-facing window for ideal conditions. South-facing windows receive the most amount of direct light everyday.
Bright Indirect Light or Partial Sun
Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd can grow in bright indirect light which means it prefers at least 4-6 hours of diffused natural light (ideally 6 hours).
Growing Outdoors
When plants thrive in bright, indirect light only this means that you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unlessAcocha Lady Slipper Gourd is also explicitly noted to tolerate direct sunlight.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd in an area that receives morning sunlight that's not too harsh and afternoon shade for most natural light. You can consider East facing portions of your garden as those get more morning sun.
Growing Indoors
If growing indoors, you can place near an East-facing window that will receive morning sun for half of the day and afternoon shade. You can also consider placing a few feet away from a South-facing window for diffused light. However, be careful about placing in direct sunlight of a South-facing window as that can cause leaf gscorch and affect growth. You can always diffuse the harsh light of a South-facing window by using a sheer curtain.

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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Pet Safe
Safe For Pets

Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd is safe for your pet friends! A great option for those with cats, dogs, and other pets.
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🌳 Mature Size
Roughly from 10 to 12 Feet.Roughly from 12 to 15 Feet.

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🧪 Soil pH Needs
Not Known.

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🦋 Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd Plant Uses and Characteristics
Attracts Pollinators
Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd attracts bees, certain types of birds, and butterflies. It makes a great addition to a pollinator garden.

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🌺 When does Acocha Lady Slipper Gourd bloom?
Blooms in mid Summer.Blooms from late Summer to early Fall.
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🌱 Propagation Methods
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🚫 Dangers
No known dangers. Contact us to report any.
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❤️‍🔥 Grows well in...
Reported by Neverland plant community to grow well in:
Kentucky 1
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