Plant Care Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

About Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood is a large, fast-growing, deciduous, pyramidal evergreen tree that grows up to 100' tall with attractive, feathery foliage. It prefers moist, deep, well-drained soils that are slightly acidic. Dawn Redwood was discovered during a plant expedition into remote China in the 1940s.


Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Also known as

Dawn Redwood, Dawn Redwood and Dawn redwood

How to care for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides


How often to water your Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Water needs for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides
0.5 cups
every 9

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides 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 Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Dawn Redwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Metasequoia Glyptostroboides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

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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