Plant Care Cook's Pine

Cook's Pine

Also known as

Cook pine, Coral reef araucaria, New caledonia pine, Cook araucaria and Columnar araucaria


Araucaria columnaris

How to care for Cook's Pine


How often to water your Cook's Pine

Water needs for Cook's Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Cook's Pine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cook's Pine

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cook's Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cook's Pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cook's Pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cook's Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cook's Pine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cook's Pine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cook's Pine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cook's Pine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Cook's Pine is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Cook's Pine

Cook's Pine

Cook's Pine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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