Plant Care Sawara cypress

Sawara cypress

Also known as



Chamaecyparis pisifera

How to care for Sawara cypress


How often to water your Sawara cypress

Water needs for Sawara cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

Sawara 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 Sawara cypress

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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 Sawara cypress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sawara cypress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sawara cypress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sawara cypress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Sawara cypress

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

Difficulty Level

Sawara cypress is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Sawara cypress

Sawara cypress

Sawara 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.

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