Plant Care Atlantic white cedar
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Atlantic white cedar

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Chamaecyparis thyoides
Chamaecyparis
Cupressaceae
Pinales

How to care for Atlantic white cedar

Water

How often to water your Atlantic white cedar

Water needs for Atlantic white cedar
0.5 cups
every 9

Atlantic white cedar 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 Atlantic white cedar

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Atlantic white cedar in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Atlantic white cedar: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Atlantic white cedar love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Atlantic white cedar does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Atlantic white cedar in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Atlantic white cedar

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Atlantic white cedar is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Atlantic white cedar

Atlantic white cedar

Atlantic white cedar


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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