Plant Care downy milk cap

downy milk cap


Lactarius pubescens

How to care for downy milk cap

💦 Water

How often to water your downy milk cap

Water needs for downy milk cap
0.5 cups
every 9

downy milk cap needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for downy milk cap in your home

Light needs and placement for plant downy milk cap: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

downy milk cap may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of downy milk cap in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize downy milk cap

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

Care Summary for downy milk cap

downy milk cap

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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