Plant Care Mediterranean Cypress

Mediterranean Cypress

About Mediterranean Cypress

Mediterranean Cypress is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Mediterranean Cypress likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Mediterranean Cypress belongs to the Cupressus genus, and is native to the Eastern Mediterranean to Iran.


Cupressus sempervirens

Also known as

Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, Persian cypress, Pencil pine and European Cypress

How to care for Mediterranean Cypress


How often to water your Mediterranean Cypress

Water needs for Mediterranean Cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

Mediterranean 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 Mediterranean 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 Mediterranean Cypress in your home

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

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

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

Mediterranean Cypress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Mediterranean Cypress

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

Difficulty Level

Mediterranean Cypress is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Mediterranean Cypress

Mediterranean Cypress

Mediterranean 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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