Plant Care Juniper Haircap Moss

Juniper Haircap Moss

Also known as

Juniper polytrichum moss


Polytrichum juniperinum

How to care for Juniper Haircap Moss


How often to water your Juniper Haircap Moss

Water needs for Juniper Haircap Moss
0.5 cups
every 9

Juniper Haircap Moss 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 Juniper Haircap Moss in your home

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

Juniper Haircap Moss 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 Juniper Haircap Moss

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

Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Juniper Haircap Moss

Juniper Haircap Moss

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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