Plant Care Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

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About Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

Monterey Cypress is a long-lived needled evergreen tree with fragrant leaves.

Taxonomy

Hesperocyparis macrocarpa
Hesperocyparis
Cupressaceae
Pinales

Also known as

Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus macrocarpa, Monterey cypress, "macrocarpa", Cupressus macrocarpa and Lemon Cypress

How to care for Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

💦 Water

How often to water your Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

Water needs for Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa
0.5 cups
every 9

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa 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 Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Cupressus macrocarpa in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Cupressus macrocarpa →

Common Cupressus macrocarpa Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Cupressus macrocarpa Water Frequency →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Cupressus macrocarpa Light Requirements →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Cupressus macrocarpa Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Cupressus macrocarpa →

When and How to Successfully Repot Cupressus macrocarpa →


💩 Fertilizer

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa is a fast growing plant and may deplete the nutrients in its soil over time. Replenish them with a gentle organic fertilizer or compost every 1-2 months depending on your location and season. Fertilize more often during the growing season and in warmer and brighter climates.

How Much and When to Fertilize Cupressus macrocarpa →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Cupressus macrocarpa →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Cupressus macrocarpa Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa

Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa


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.

What other plant parents say

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Hesperocyparis Macrocarpa has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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globe Jaraíz de la Vera, Extremadura
07/09/2021

Forgot to water it for weeks ( results of it in my picture of it), got all the dry leaves out and saw some green ones, so I watered him as I should (thanks Greg) and it’s still alive! I hope I can keep it that way

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