Plant Care Candy cap

Candy cap

Also known as

Candy cap, Lactarius camphoratus and curry milkcap


Lactarius rubidus

How to care for Candy cap


How often to water your Candy cap

Water needs for Candy cap
0.5 cups
every 9

Candy 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

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Finding light for Candy cap in your home

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

Candy 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.

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How to fertilize Candy cap

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

Care Summary for Candy cap

Candy 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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