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

Taxonomy

Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Bishops Cap

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bishops Cap thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bishops Cap requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Bishops Cap prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Bishops Cap is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Bishops Cap grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Bishops Cap is native to North America.


🌸 Flowers

Bishops Cap produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Bishops Cap

Bishops Cap

Bishops Cap


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@Bryan
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 232 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ
12/04/2021

Very cool one my favorite in my cactus collection.

Survivor Survivor
@Iguana_slayer avatar
@@Iguana_slayer
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 180 XP
globe Marathon, FL
06/26/2021

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
@Silvia
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, NM
06/22/2021

Its an odd cactus and it hates to be over watered

@hannahzaleski avatar
@@hannahzaleski
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 225 XP
globe Orlando, FL
05/31/2021

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

Survivor Survivor

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