Plant Care Bald cypress

Bald cypress

About Bald cypress

Bald cypress is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

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

Bald cypress belongs to the taxodium genus, and is native to Southern Texas to Guatemala.

Taxonomy

Taxodium distichum
Taxodium
Cupressaceae
Pinales

How to care for Bald cypress

Water

How often to water your Bald cypress

Water needs for Bald cypress
0.5 cups
every 9

Bald cypress 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 Bald cypress

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 Bald cypress in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bald cypress: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bald cypress love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bald cypress does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bald cypress

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Bald cypress

Bald cypress

Bald cypress


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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