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About Japanese cedar
Japanese Cedar is a medium evergreen tree that is easy to grow with a graceful habit. It reaches 50-70 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide with a conical to pyramidal shape. It prefers rich, moist, well-drained, acidic soils. It does well in conditions from sun to partial shade. It is resistant to damage by deer and is slightly salt tolerant.
Also known as
Cryptomeria, Sugi and Japanese redwood
How to care for Japanese cedar
Japanese cedar 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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Japanese cedar love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Japanese cedar 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 Japanese cedar after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.