Cucurbita pepo, commonly known as Pumpkin, is a creeper of the Cucurbitaceae family. This plant is native to the western Americas and is commonly grown in the USDA Zone 3-11. Its flower is of yellow and orange colors and can bloom during the summer and autumn.
Pumpkin is not only an ornamental plant, but it has also ethnomedical and edible uses. Its oil is an important part of Ayurvedic medicine, and its leaves and fruits are used to make sauces and as a spice in many parts of the world. This plant is also used in many dishes as it is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
This plant loves full sun and loves to be watered regularly but with moderate water.