Growing a Cedar Tree : LUSENET : garden project : One Thread


I purchased what I was later told was a Cedar around Christmas time, and now, having stared at it for enough time, am now wondering about how best to care for it. Apparently, house cedars are not a popular item about, because there's a dearth of info on them. Has anyone any ideas/experience about the feeding/watering/sunning of little trees?

It's only about 4' right now, in a 1.5' pot, and I will be repotting it come spring, but in the meantime, I'd like to give it what I can by way of nutrients, etc. The tree(Maurice)and I have come to an agreement whereby I agree to water it 1/2 a wine goblet of water every morning, and turn it to face the sun once a week, and it agrees not to turn brown until the second day I forget to water it, but I can't help but think that it be healthier with extra something. Any ideas of what that something might be?

Thanks for any comments,


-- Janet Suek (, February 09, 2000


Hmm. I don't know much about growing trees in pots, but it's possible that the inside of your house is too warm for it. When you buy little Christmas trees like that, the tags usually advise you not to keep them inside for more than two weeks. I'll link to this topic and see if someone has an answer for you.

-- Beth (, March 09, 2000.

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-- Beth (, March 09, 2000.

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