Plant Care Common Cypress-Pine

Common Cypress-Pine

Also known as

Lachlan Pine, Light Pine, Mallee Pine, Mountain Cypress-pine, Mountain Pine, Murray Pine, Murray-pine, Rottnest Island Pine, Rottnest Island cypress-pine and Rottnest Island-pine


Callitris preissii

How to care for Common Cypress-Pine


How often to water your Common Cypress-Pine

Water needs for Common Cypress-Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Cypress-Pine 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.

Calculate water needs of Common Cypress-Pine

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Common Cypress-Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Cypress-Pine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Cypress-Pine 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 Common Cypress-Pine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Common Cypress-Pine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Cypress-Pine: 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 Common Cypress-Pine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Common Cypress-Pine

Common Cypress-Pine

Common Cypress-Pine

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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