Cyclanthera pedata is a herbaceous vine, belonging to the gourd family. It's native to Central and South America. The plant is highly branched, has profoundly serrated leaves, which provide it quite a beautiful and voluminous appearance.
The plant grows in primarily mountainous regions. In Europe, the plant yields fruits 2 months after being planted and continues to give an ample harvest until late fall.
Caring for it is just like caring for cucumbers. Cyclanthera pedata begins to yield fruits after the heat waves have passed, i.e. don't expect fruits during summer.