Plant Care Monterey Cypress

Monterey Cypress

About Monterey Cypress

Monterey Cypress is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Monterey Cypress likes soil that is well draining. You may want to supplement with a gentle, organic fertilizer throughout the peak growing season.


Hesperocyparis macrocarpa 'Goldcrest'

How to care for Monterey Cypress


How often to water your Monterey Cypress

Water needs for Monterey Cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey Cypress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monterey Cypress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Monterey Cypress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Monterey Cypress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Monterey Cypress

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Monterey Cypress

Monterey Cypress

Monterey 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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