Plant Care Lawson Cypress

Lawson Cypress

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Lawson Cypress has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Lawson Cypress has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

European Tree and Chamaecyparis EllwoodII


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'

How to care for Lawson Cypress


How often to water your Lawson Cypress

Water needs for Lawson Cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

Lawson Cypress 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 Lawson Cypress

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Lawson Cypress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lawson Cypress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lawson Cypress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Lawson Cypress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lawson Cypress in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Lawson Cypress

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Lawson Cypress

Lawson Cypress

Lawson Cypress

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Lawson Cypress has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Lawson Cypress has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Lawson Cypress has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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Doesn’t bloom, but it’s a great winter decor

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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