Plant Care Bishops Cap

Bishops Cap

4.5 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Bishops Cap has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bishops Cap has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Bishop's Cap Cactus, Bishop's Cap Cactus, Bishop's Hat, Bishop's Miter Cactus, Bishop's Hood, bishops cap and Astrophytum myriostigma nudum


Astrophytum myriostigma

How to care for Bishops Cap


How often to water your Bishops Cap

Water needs for Bishops Cap
0.5 cups
every 12

Bishops Cap needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bishops Cap

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bishop's Cap Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bishops Cap: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bishops Cap love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bishops Cap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bishops Cap in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bishops Cap

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bishops Cap: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bishops Cap after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bishops Cap

Bishops Cap

Bishops Cap

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Bishops Cap has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Bishops Cap has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Bishops Cap has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Bishops Cap has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Bryan avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 232 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ

Very cool one my favorite in my cactus collection.

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 180 XP
globe Marathon, FL

Love his shape, just wish I could revive him. I’m going to take out of direct sun and then make sure to put in a pot with drainage. I read that could help

Browns easily Browns easily
Silvia avatar
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, NM

Its an odd cactus and it hates to be over watered

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leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 225 XP
globe Orlando, FL

super cute! have honestly forgotten about him and he’s been thriving

Survivor Survivor

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