Plant Care Bristly Haircap

Bristly Haircap

Also known as

bristly haircap moss

Taxonomy

Polytrichum piliferum
Polytrichum
Polytrichaceae
Polytrichales

How to care for Bristly Haircap

Water

How often to water your Bristly Haircap

Water needs for Bristly Haircap
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristly 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Bristly Haircap in your home

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

Bristly 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Bristly Haircap

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

FAQs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity

Care Summary for Bristly Haircap

Bristly Haircap


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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