Chamaecyparis lawsonianaAnother great tree for the holiday season, this one's timber is used in construction due to its strength and decay-resistance. A little patience over the next 30 years and you can build yourself a bookshelf. Talk about DIY.
The Lawson Cypress, also known as Port Orford cedar, is native to the Northwestern region of the United States.
The qualities of its wood makes this tree popular for construction. Its timber has been used in production across many different products, from boats and guitars to stools and arrows.
Once the holiday season is finished, this plant should be moved into a cooler environment so they receive the proper amount of vernalization, which is just fancy speak for enough cold they require to mimic their natural environment. This can be done by placing them outside, on a balcony, or in another space that has a window that isn't near a heat source.
Size will vary, but total height is about 15 inches and planter width is 6 inches.
How to not kill me
Water once a week
Like you during the holidays, this one likes to drink. Make sure to fully drench the soil once it gets dry.
Bright and Indirect
Think bright, dappled light that streams through the classiest of sheer JC Penney curtains. The brighter the better, but direct sunlight will burn its leaves. Let's not do that.
Indifferent, like our boy Zeus
Whether you go above and beyond or underperform on maintaining moisture in the air, it won't really care.