Lemon Cypress

My lemon cypress starts turning brown on one side. The soil is moderately wet. Is the plant dying? What should I do to save it?

Zone Vancouver Canada | Anonymous added on January 13, 2020 | Answered

The plant was in a good condition for the first two weeks when it was brought home.

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Answered on January 14, 2020

From the photo I don't see any browning of foliage, only what may be a little wilting of the foliar tips. So I would say at this point it is not dying.

This is most likely due to a water issue, too much or too little. How did you determine "moderately wet"? Did you use a finger or a moisture meter probe? Was that on the surface or throughout the soil in the pot.


Another reason for the disorder could be changes that occured with the move, or especially if it was transplanted.

I can't see from the photo if the plant is indoors or outdoors.If outdoors and you have had temps below 0 degrees F, it could be frost damage. Indoors it could be too warm.


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