Plant Care Cypress-Pine


Also known as

Illawarra Mountain Pine, Illawarra mountain-pine, Oyster Bay Pine, Oyster Bay cypress-pine, Oyster Bay-pine, Port Jackson Pine, Port Jackson cypress-pine, Port Jackson-pine, dune cypress-pine and Illawara Mountain Pine


Callitris rhomboidea

How to care for Cypress-Pine

💦 Water

How often to water your Cypress-Pine

Water needs for Cypress-Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Cypress-Pine in your home

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

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 Cypress-Pine in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cypress-Pine

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

Care Summary for 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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