The scratch-and-sniff sticker of houseplants, this festive tree adds holiday vibes to any space and gives you a fresh lemon scent when you rub its leaves. Scratching and sniffing in moderation is advised.
The Lemon cypress, also known as the Monterey cypress, is native to Monterey Bay, California. This cypress gets its name from the lemon scent it gives off when its foliage is rubbed or brushed.
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.