Taking care of a European Cypress tree
December 19, 2013 1:38 PM Subscribe
My dad sent me a European Cypress tree in the mail. How do I take care of it? Minnesota edition.
posted by Zosia Blue to Home & Garden (1 answer total)
Enclosed instructions with the tree and Google tell me to keep it in a pot that drains well and in indirect sunlight. Then, in spring, plant outside. However, the internet also tells me the cypress doesn't do well in sub-zero temperatures. I live in Minnesota. Sub-zero temperatures are our thing. Killing plants kills my soul, so I would like to give this tree a good life in my home.
Is there anything else I should be doing besides keep it moist and in indirect sunlight?
Will it truly die in a Minnesota winter if I plant it well in the spring and take care of it?
And if I can't plant outside, can it be an indoor plant? Or am I just prolonging an eventual plant death here? Reading tells me the tree eventually grows to 15 feet..which, well, wouldn't be sustainable in the house. I don't live in a church.
Thanks for your help. I have a black thumb.