Plant Care Aloe Haircap

Aloe Haircap

Also known as

Pogonatum aloides cyathiforme, Pogonatum aloides dicarpon, Pogonatum aloides dicksonii, Pogonatum aloides elatum, Pogonatum aloides gombaultii, Pogonatum aloides minus, Pogonatum aloides obtusifolium, Pogonatum aloides polysetum, Pogonatum aloides ramosum, Pogonatum approximans, Pogonatum briosianum, Pogonatum heerii, Pogonatum mnioides, Pogonatum mnioides dicksonii, Pogonatum nanum, Pogonatum nanum longisetum, Polytrichum aloides, Polytrichum aloides aloides, Polytrichum aloides dicarpon, Polytrichum aloides dicksonii, Polytrichum aloides magnum, Polytrichum dicksonii, Polytrichum laterale, Polytrichum nanum, Polytrichum nanum dicksonii, Polytrichum nanum longisetum, Polytrichum rubellum, Polytrichum subaloides and Polytrichum subaloides minus


Pogonatum aloides

How to care for Aloe Haircap

💦 Water

How often to water your Aloe Haircap

Water needs for Aloe Haircap
0.5 cups
every 9

Aloe Haircap 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?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Aloe Haircap in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aloe Haircap: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Aloe Haircap 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 Aloe Haircap in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Aloe Haircap

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

Care Summary for Aloe Haircap

Aloe Haircap

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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