Lemon Cypress
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Lemon Cypress Tree

Zone New Orleans, LA 70122 | GAIL LETMAN added on February 10, 2017 | Answered

I have a small Lemon Cypress tree I was keeping inside for the winter. It turned all brown. If I put it outside and continue to water it, will it come back or is it a goner?

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Alisma
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Answered on February 13, 2017

Trees often lose leaves and/or turn brown when they're indoors for the winter, because it's difficult to give outdoor plants enough light indoors, and the humidity level can also be a problem. However, most of these plants will come back in the spring. Try moving your plant outside gradually so it has time to adjust, as explained in this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/move-houseplant-outside.htm

Also, be sure not to overwater the plant until it starts growing again. Check the soil each time and water when the soil is dry, but don't let the soil stay soggy.

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