Plant Care Formosa Juniper

Formosa Juniper

Also known as

Formosan juniper, Prickly cypress and prickly-cypress


Juniperus formosana

How to care for Formosa Juniper


How often to water your Formosa Juniper

Water needs for Formosa Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Formosa Juniper 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Formosa Juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Formosa Juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Formosa Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Formosa Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Formosa Juniper

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

Water Needs
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Native Region

Care Summary for Formosa Juniper

Formosa Juniper

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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