[Plant Filter] How do I care for my new dwarf conifer, a Lawson Cypress also known as "Treasure Island"? I purchased him from my local nursery two days ago, where they were selling small "living Christmas trees" as novelties. It is a very lovely little tree, and I would actually like to keep it potted inside if possible, but I'm not sure if it will be too warm for this species.
I also posted this on my Gardenweb account
, but I am posting here in search of more information. I can't find any care instructions via Googling; I've tried a couple different search terms and can only find nurseries selling the trees that don't give much information about the plant.
My questions about it are:
-Can I keep it inside year-round, or will this guarantee its untimely death?
-What temperatures can it tolerate?
-Does it need a specific type or size of pot if I don't plant it in the ground?
-What types of soil are best, and should I give it any fertilizer?
-I'm keeping the soil moist, but watering sparingly to avoid root rot; is this the right approach?
My apartment stays very warm even in the winter (usually above 70 degrees F), so I especially need to figure out if it can tolerate this much heat, but I can't find anything online about this. So far it still looks healthy, but its only been two days.