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.

Taxonomy

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Metasequoia
Cupressaceae
Pinales

Also known as

Dawn Redwood, Dawn Redwood and Dawn redwood

How to care for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Water

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 located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Growing Metasequoia Glyptostroboides in Las Vegas right now

Light needs for plant Metasequoia Glyptostroboides in Las Vegas, Nevada

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Las Vegas is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Metasequoia Glyptostroboides in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunlight will increase by 28.9% ☀️

January 26th, 2023

Las Vegas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Las Vegas is expected to increase by 28.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.0 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Metasequoia Glyptostroboides in Las Vegas, Nevada

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 26th, 2023

This month, Las Vegas is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of da…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Las Vegas, Nevada ⛅.

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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