Plant Care Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Also known as

× Hesperotropsis leylandii


Hesperotropsis leylandii

How to care for Leyland Cypress


How often to water your Leyland Cypress

Water needs for Leyland Cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

Leyland 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 Leyland Cypress

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Leyland Cypress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Leyland Cypress: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Leyland Cypress may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Leyland Cypress

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

Care Summary for Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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