About Calocedrus Decurrens
This conifer sports interesting exfoliating gray-brown bark and showy male and female cones. Its form is broadly conical with spreading branches. The male cones are yellow, the female cones are cylindrical and they ripen in late summer at lower elevations and a month later at higher elevations. It prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.
Also known as
Bastard Cedar, Bastard Cedar, California incense-cedar and Incense cedar
How to care for Calocedrus Decurrens
Calocedrus Decurrens needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Calocedrus Decurrens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Calocedrus Decurrens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Calocedrus Decurrens after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.