Plant Care Chamaecyparis Thyoides

Chamaecyparis Thyoides

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About Chamaecyparis Thyoides

Atlantic White Cedar is a native evergreen tree in the cypress family. It is found in swampy areas and streambanks in the peaty-soils of eastern U.S.A from NJ to FL. The leaves are evergreen and scale-like with the branches growing in a fan-like shape.


Chamaecyparis thyoides

Also known as

Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic White Cedar, Atlantic white cedar, Atlantic white cypress, southern white cedar, whitecedar, false-cypress and false cypress

How to care for Chamaecyparis Thyoides


How often to water your Chamaecyparis Thyoides

Water needs for Chamaecyparis Thyoides
0.5 cups
every 9

Chamaecyparis Thyoides 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 Chamaecyparis Thyoides

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 Atlantic White Cedar in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chamaecyparis Thyoides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chamaecyparis Thyoides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chamaecyparis Thyoides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Chamaecyparis Thyoides

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

Difficulty Level

Chamaecyparis Thyoides 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 Chamaecyparis Thyoides

Chamaecyparis Thyoides

Chamaecyparis Thyoides

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

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Never had his plant before, bought three on reduced after Christmas, starting to grow better now :))

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