Plant Care milking bonnet

milking bonnet

Also known as

milking bonnet and milk-drop mycena


Mycena galopus

How to care for milking bonnet


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 New York.

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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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 New York

New York, New York

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Growing milking bonnet in New York right now

Light needs for plant milking bonnet in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 9th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant milking bonnet in New York

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 24.6% ☀️

December 9th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 24.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant milking bonnet in New York

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 9th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in New York ⛅.


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.

When to repot milking bonnet

Nutrient needs for plant milking bonnet in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to…

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Care Summary for milking bonnet

milking bonnet

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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