Plant Care Dunce's Cap
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Dunce's Cap

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Orostachys boehmeri
Orostachys
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Dunce's Cap

Water

How often to water your Dunce's Cap

Water needs for Dunce's Cap
0.5 cups
every 12

Dunce's 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's Cap

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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's Cap: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dunce's 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's Cap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dunce's Cap

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Dunce's 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's Cap

Dunce's Cap

Dunce's 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.

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