The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Cupressaceae.

Common name(s): False cypress
Chamaecyparis Genus of 7 species of monoecious, evergreen, coniferous trees from forest in Taiwan, Japan, and North America. Chamaecyparis is a foliage plant. Chamaecyparis (false cypress) has blue foliage. It is not an easy to grow plant. Don't allow compoist to dry out.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 60F in winter.Bright light or full light. Keep compost moist at all time. Water sparingly in winter. Misting is necessary. Take stem cuttings in spring.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

12th Dec 2004
Here in West-Europe it is a common hedge. It grows easily and is completely hardy even down to -25° Celsius
14th Dec 2004
It is a HUGE difference between growing the same plant indoor and outdoor...
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