Plant Care milking bonnet

milking bonnet

Also known as

milking bonnet and milk-drop mycena

Taxonomy

Mycena galopus
Mycena
Mycenaceae
Agaricales

How to care for milking bonnet

Water

How often to water your milking bonnet

Water needs for milking bonnet
0.5 cups
every 9

milking bonnet needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for milking bonnet in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

58% Medium

Growing milking bonnet in Houston right now

Light needs for plant milking bonnet in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant milking bonnet in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.1% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 21.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant milking bonnet in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for milking bonnet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant milking bonnet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

milking bonnet 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..️

Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize milking bonnet

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

Care Summary for milking bonnet

milking bonnet


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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