Hinoki Cypress Bonsai Tree Care Information

The success of your bonsai depends on a variety of factors, most notably watering and light. Below are some species specific guidelines to follow that will help ensure that your bonsai will stay healthy and happy.

Pruning Tips:
The Cypress Bonsai can be easily trained and pruned using the clip and grow method. The foliage is dense and will need to be thinned out to allow adequate light to penetrate the foliage to prevent browning.

We recommend fertilizing your bonsai tree every month with a bonsai fertilizer. Time-release granules are the easiest to use and can be added every season. Reduce the amount of fertilizer during the winter.

The Cypress Bonsai tree does best in filtered to full sunlight. If placed in full sun, take care to manage your watering to prevent your tree from drying out.

Temperature Requirements:
Cypress Bonsai trees can survive in cold weather and are extremely hardy but provide protection from freezing conditions in winter. Hinoki Cypress should also be protected against intense heat.

Watering Requirements:
Water moderately, increasing in summer and decreasing in winter. We recommend using a soft spray to soak the soil. Ensure that water penetrates the topsoil and roots by checking that draining occurs on the pot's bottom. The Cypress Bonsai enjoys frequent waterings over under-watering.

Cypress Bonsai tree may be repotted throughout most of the year, although the best times for repotting are in the spring and fall. After repotting, water thoroughly and keep the bonsai tree in a shady location for several weeks so that new roots may grow.

Indoor / Outdoor:
Cypress Bonsai trees thrive best in outdoor conditions. During the winter, trees can be overwintered to protect them from freezing.