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Trichosanthes

Trichosanthes spp.

Trichosanthes cucumerina flower 1 by tanakawho (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Trichosanthes

A close up of a green Trichosanthes plant with white fluffy flowers
A close up of a green Trichosanthes plant with a white flower and red fruit
A close up of a fluffy white Trichosanthes flower and some green leaves

Trichosanthes Overview

Trichosanthes is a genus containing around 108 perennials in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. They are tropical and subtropical, edible, vining plants and this genus contains species which are grown commercially for the fruits, which are consumed as vegetables.

Common problems with Trichosanthes

How to propagate Trichosanthes

Seed

Seed in spring at not less than 21C.

Special features of Trichosanthes

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Trichosanthes

Grown for their fruits and overall appearance.