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The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf cypress - Hardy

The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard is a beautiful plant that through its unique form transforms any space or garden into a piece of paradise.
In this article we are going to explain almost everything about the care of the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard.
Where to place and water the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard and of course all other useful information about the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard.

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The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf cypress - Hardy likes a sip of water

For almost all plants watering is an important part for the plant to survive and grow. The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard is certainly no exception! In this chapter you will find all the necessary information so that you can provide your Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard with moisture in the right way.

Summer

During the summer it is very important that this plant, when standing outside, is kept well moist. Especially during the hot days it should be watered every day, that the root ball is well moist. With the less hot days this can be skipped for a few days. This is so important because otherwise the plant will 'drink' moisture from its leaves, which will make it dry and eventually die. This should of course be prevented.

Winter

When winter comes, the rules are reversed! When the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard is outside, it must remain dry so that the moisture does not freeze and damage the plant. The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard does not suffer from a dry root ball during this period, it is in a kind of hibernation!
When the plant is indoors with the winter it should be kept slightly moist, so not soaking wet (like in summer), but just that the root ball feels a little damp.

General rules

In addition to the upper guidelines, it is best to use the following rules:

First give the plant a little water. If the soil is dry within 2 days, this means it needs a little more water. Adjust the amount of water until it still feels slightly moist between 2 and 5 days after watering, and almost dry after 5 days. If it feels very wet after 5 days, then wait until it is almost dry and pour again, but reduce the amount.

Spraying

We advise you to water the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy weekly, but we do not recommend this during the hot summer days, so either do it in the evening after sunset, or during days when the sun shines little, because the water droplets bundle the incoming sunlight into small dots that become very hot. These make the leaves dry, or even burn out.
Apart from the adverse effect of bright sunlight on wet leaves, watering has beneficial effects for your Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy. Namely, it removes dust from the leaves, allowing them to better absorb sunlight and appear more beautiful, and it prevents certain types of pests.

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Where best to place the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard

For many plants it is important to determine the right place where it can best stand. Lots or little sun, sheltered from wind, in the shade at certain sun positions... this all makes a difference to the development of the plant. In this chapter you will find what is best for the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy.

Light

The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard is a plant that loves sunlight reasonably. It loves to stand in the full sun in half shade, taking in all the light. If it's inside, it wants a spot near a window or where light is coming in. The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard requires at least 1 to 3 hours of direct sunlight per day.

Wind

Make sure that the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard experiences as little wind as possible. Wind can damage the leaves, causing them to die off faster. A little wind is no problem.

Temperature requirements

Daytime minimum -25 ℃
At night minimum -25 ℃

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Packing, why and when?

Repotting a Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy from which the root ball has grown through brings with it a few advantages, namely that the plant grows faster when the roots have the space. Also, the plant is better able to withstand low temperatures with a larger root ball. It is then better able to absorb moisture from the soil and is therefore stronger and more stable.

General rules

When the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - is hardy rooted (often every 2-3 years) we recommend to repot it in spring. If it is always inside, it does not matter. If it is outside, it is not a problem to repot it in summer, but in autumn and winter we do not recommend, because it does not grow and rooting optimally. This can make it a bit weak, and it may suffer damage from frost.

When you choose to repot your Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard, choose a nice pot twice the size of the root ball. Put a layer of hydro grains at the bottom of the new pot, for better moisture control. He will thank you for that. Fill this layer with some Mediterranean potting soil. This type of soil ensures that the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard roots optimally, and is fed. Then you can place the root ball on the ground. Make sure that the top of the root ball is slightly below the edge of the pot. Aim for a difference of 2 to 6cm. This difference ensures that the water does not run off the root ball when you water it.
Every year you should replace the top soil layer, because it becomes hard and 'wears out' in terms of nutrients, because of the regular watering and because of the sunlight on the top edge of the root ball.

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Provide the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf cypress - Hardy with good nutrition

During the summer and spring periods, your Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy needs to be well nourished. Unfortunately, a good type of soil is not enough for this. It certainly helps in certain needs of the plant. But to keep the leaves beautiful deep green and strong, we recommend supplementing the nutrition with the specialized food [florentus]. Pokon is much recommended by other stores, but we do not recommend it, because ... Florentus is a product based on natural nutrients from many different sources, a mix of organic, vegetable acids and pure concentrates, It is the perfect 'fertilizer' for plants. Your plant is very grateful for this nutrition and will reward you with shiny deep green leaves and a healthy strong roots.
If you want to give your plant that little extra luxury, we also recommend supplementing florentus with [Plant Ultra], which provides a few extra useful nutrients that the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard likes. They are not essential, but help with root growth and extra health and strength of the palm.

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When the leaves discolour

The leaves may have black leaf tips, which may mean that too much water has been dispensed. Brown or yellow leaves may mean that too little water has been dispensed. We recommend checking this and adjusting the watering if necessary. We also recommend making the plant a bit more beautiful by simply cutting off the ugly tips with scissors.

It is also possible that the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard has been moved from a place with a lot/little light to a place with a different amount of light. This may also cause the leaves to discolour. The new leaves will be more resistant to direct sunlight.

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How to prune the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy and when?

The leaves of the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Winterhard will wither over time. If this is the case with a leaf, you can simply cut the stem close to the stem. It is not a problem to cut off a whole leaf with the stem of the plant. This is how the plant forms its stem.

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How can I multiply the Mixed Conifer - Dwarf cypress - Hardy?

Many plants are easy to propagate by e.g. taking cuttings or harvesting and planting the seeds. The Mixed Conifer - Dwarf Cypress - Hardy only propagates through seed.

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