40 - 50cm Goldcrest Wilma 14cm Pot House Plant

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Goldcrest Wilma, scientifically known as Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest', is a popular indoor plant known for its vibrant, lime-green foliage and distinct lemon scent. It's a cultivar of the Monterey cypress and is cherished for its conical shape and compact size. Here's a guide to caring for this delightful plant:


  • Appearance: Features dense, bright green, needle-like leaves that emit a lemony fragrance when crushed. It grows in a narrow, conical shape.
  • Size: As an indoor plant, it typically grows to about 2-3 feet tall, but it can be larger if given enough space and time.

Care Guide

  1. Light Requirements:

    • Prefers bright, direct sunlight. A south-facing window is ideal.
    • Lack of sufficient light can lead to sparse, leggy growth.
  2. Watering:

    • Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Allow the soil to dry out somewhat between waterings.
    • Over-watering can lead to root rot, so ensure good drainage.
  3. Temperature and Humidity:

    • Thrives in cooler temperatures, ideally between 10°C to 18°C (50°F to 65°F).
    • Can tolerate normal room humidity but prefers a bit more humidity if possible.
  4. Soil and Fertilization:

    • Use a well-draining potting mix, ideally one formulated for cacti or citrus.
    • Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer, diluted to half strength.
  5. Pruning and Maintenance:

    • Prune to shape and control size, if desired. It's naturally slow-growing, so it won't need frequent pruning.
    • Remove any brown or damaged foliage to keep the plant healthy.
  6. Pest and Disease Management:

    • Check for common pests like spider mites and scale insects.
    • Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  7. Repotting:

    • Repot every 2-3 years, or when the plant becomes root-bound.
    • Spring is the best time to repot.

Special Considerations

  • Goldcrest Wilma is not known to be toxic, but its foliage can be irritating if ingested, so it's best kept out of reach of pets and children.
  • The plant can be sensitive to chemicals in tap water. If possible, use rainwater or distilled water for watering.

Goldcrest Wilma adds a unique touch of vibrant greenery to indoor spaces, along with a pleasant citrus fragrance. Its easy care and compact size make it a great choice for those looking to add a bit of nature to their home or office. Regular attention to its light, water, and temperature needs will ensure it remains a healthy and attractive feature.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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