Bitter melon prefers full sun, occasional watering, and something to climb on like a trellis or fence. Low maintenance plant.
Bitter Melon is also known as Goya, Karela, bitter gourd, bitter squash, balsam pear, and Momordica charantia.
Bitter melon is very easy to grow in warm/hot/sunny conditions. Minimal watering, minimal maintenance. Grows fast and produces traditional medicinal Bitter Melon fruit that can be used in cooking. Young shoots and leaves can also used in cooking, such as stir frying, for example.
For benefits of Bitter Melon you can find a wealth of information in books and online. Popular in Okinawa, Japan where you find very healthy people living long happy lives.