Plant Care Dunce Cap

Dunce Cap

Also known as

Orostachys iwarenge, Chinese Dunce Cap, Boehmeri, Dunce's Cap and Orostachys malacophylla var. boehmeri


Orostachys boehmeri

How to care for Dunce Cap


How often to water your Dunce Cap

Water needs for Dunce Cap
0.5 cups
every 12

Dunce 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 Dunce 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 Dunce Cap in your home

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

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

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

Dunce Cap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Dunce Cap

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dunce 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 Dunce Cap after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dunce Cap is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dunce Cap

Dunce Cap

Dunce 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.

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