It prefers rich moist, well-drained soil and an open location. It is not drought or air pollution tolerant. When in its youth, the form is spire-like to broadly pyramidal. As it ages, it is straight with horizontal branches in whorls.
Also known as
Japanese umbrella pine, Japanese umbrella pine, Koyamaki, Kōyamaki, Japanese umbrella-pine and Sciadopityaceae
How to care for Sciadopitys
Sciadopitys needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Sciadopitys love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Sciadopitys does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Sciadopitys after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.