Plant Care Cyprus Turpentine

Cyprus Turpentine

About Cyprus Turpentine

Cyprus Turpentine 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.

Cyprus Turpentine likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Cyprus Turpentine belongs to the Pistacia genus, and is native to Europe.


Pistacia terebinthus

Also known as

Cyprus-turpentine, Eastern Turpentine Tree, terebinth, turpentine-tree and Turpentine tree

How to care for Cyprus Turpentine


How often to water your Cyprus Turpentine

Water needs for Cyprus Turpentine
0.5 cups
every 9

Cyprus Turpentine 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 Cyprus Turpentine

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 Cyprus Turpentine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cyprus Turpentine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cyprus Turpentine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Cyprus Turpentine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Cyprus Turpentine

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cyprus Turpentine

Cyprus Turpentine

Cyprus Turpentine

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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