Plant Care False Cypress
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False Cypress

Also known as

Atlantic white cedar, Atlantic white cedar, 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 False Cypress

Water

How often to water your False Cypress

Water needs for False Cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

False 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 False Cypress

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 False Cypress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

False Cypress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize False Cypress

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

False Cypress is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for False Cypress

False Cypress

False Cypress


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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