It is one of the best foliage plant mainly cultivated as an ornamental and decorative tree.
What makes it special:
- Pencil pines are hardy plant.
- One of the best ornamental tree.
- Distinct and Attractive foliage.
- Best for both balcony and outdoor.
||Pencil Pine Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens - Plant
||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Pencil Pine Cypress is an evergreen conifer with a very narrow, pencil-shaped crown. Pencil Pine Cypress is native to southern Europe and western and commonly called Italian cypress which belongs to the Cupressaceae family.Cupressus sempervirens is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree.
It is one of the best foliage plant mainly cultivated as an ornamental and decorative tree.They can grow remarkably tall, slender, almost pencil shaped. The leaves are needle-like and dark green at all times of the year. The young trees can sometimes be mistaken for Morpankhi. The main difference is that Morphankhi has all leaves and branchlets in one plane.The leaves and branchlets of Italian Cypress are not in one plane. Cones develop in March-April.
||18 inch (46 cm)
||3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Italian cypress, Tuscan cypress, Persian cypress
|Maximum Reachable Height
||up to 30 meters.
||Very easy to grow.
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor with bright direct natural light. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile for growing. WateringWater the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season (Eary monsoon-spring) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Pencil Pine Cypress care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Check the moisture in the soil before watering it. Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.Keep the plant in direct bright light.Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Full sun, indirect bright light.
||well-drained sandy loam soil.
||30-40 degree Celsius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
Pencil Pine Cypress special feature
It makes a popular ornamental tree due to its attractive foliage.
Pencil Pine Cypress uses
- Decorative tree
- Also used in gardens