Plant Care False Cypress

False Cypress

About False Cypress

Atlantic White Cedar is a native evergreen tree in the cypress family. It is found in swampy areas and streambanks in the peaty-soils of eastern U.S.A from NJ to FL. The leaves are evergreen and scale-like with the branches growing in a fan-like shape.

Taxonomy

Chamaecyparis thyoides
Chamaecyparis
Cupressaceae
Pinales

Also known as

Atlantic white cedar, Atlantic white cedar, Atlantic white cedar, Atlantic white cypress, southern white cedar, whitecedar, false-cypress and false cypress

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 located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.

Plant care guide for False Cypress in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

55% Medium

Growing False Cypress in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant False Cypress in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant False Cypress in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.4% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

New Orleans is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to decrease by 17.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant False Cypress in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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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 🚫.

New Orleans, Louisiana currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot False Cypress

Nutrient needs for plant False Cypress in New Orleans, Louisiana

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in New Orleans is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot…

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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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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 your location in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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