Plant Care Cupressus lusitanica

Cupressus lusitanica

About Cupressus lusitanica

Cupressus lusitanica is a super 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.

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


Hesperocyparis lusitanica

Also known as

Cupressus lusitanica, Mexican Cypress, cedro blanco, teotlate, Mexican white cedar, cedar-of-Goa and Cupressus lusitanica

How to care for Cupressus lusitanica


How often to water your Cupressus lusitanica

Water needs for Cupressus lusitanica
0.5 cups
every 9

Cupressus lusitanica 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 Cupressus lusitanica

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 Cupressus lusitanica in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cupressus lusitanica: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cupressus lusitanica love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cupressus lusitanica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cupressus lusitanica

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

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Care Summary for Cupressus lusitanica

Cupressus lusitanica

Cupressus lusitanica

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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