Plant Care Bishop's Cap Cactus

Bishop's Cap Cactus

4.3 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Bishop's Cap Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bishop's Cap Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Bishop's Hat, Bishop's Miter Cactus, Bishop's Hood and bishops cap


Astrophytum myriostigma

How to care for Bishop's Cap Cactus


How often to water your Bishop's Cap Cactus

Water needs for Bishop's Cap Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Bishop's Cap Cactus 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 Bishop's Cap Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Bishop's Cap Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bishop's Cap Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bishop's Cap Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bishop's Cap Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bishop's Cap Cactus in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Bishop's Cap Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bishop's Cap Cactus: 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 Bishop's Cap Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Bishop's Cap Cactus

Bishop's Cap Cactus

Bishop's Cap Cactus

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

Bishop's Cap Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Bishop's Cap Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Bishop's Cap Cactus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Iguana_slayer avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 180 XP
globe Marathon, Florida

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, New Mexico

Its an odd cactus and it hates to be over watered

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

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

Survivor Survivor

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