Plant Care Buddist Pine

Buddist Pine

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Buddist Pine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Buddist Pine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Podocarpus Plant, Podocarpus Plant, Chinese Yew and Fern Pine

Taxonomy

Podocarpus macrophyllus
Podocarpus
Podocarpaceae
Pinales

How to care for Buddist Pine

💦 Water

How often to water your Buddist Pine

Water needs for Buddist Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Buddist 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 Buddist Pine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Podocarpus Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buddist Pine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Buddist Pine may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Buddist Pine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Buddist 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 Buddist Pine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Buddist Pine is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Podocarpus Plant →

Common Podocarpus Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Buddist Pine prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Podocarpus Plant Water Frequency →

Podocarpus Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Buddist Pine may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Podocarpus Plant Light Requirements →

Podocarpus Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Buddist Pine is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Podocarpus Plant Toxicity to Cats →


🪴 Soil

Buddist Pine does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Podocarpus Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Buddist Pine grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Buddist Pine grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Podocarpus Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Buddist Pine can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Podocarpus Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Buddist Pine can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Buddist Pine

Buddist Pine

Buddist Pine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Buddist Pine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Buddist Pine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Buddist Pine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
@Smed.one.22 avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Abbotsford, British Columbia
06/06/2021

Dont over water he holds his water like a camel

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@florabelle avatar
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 160 XP
05/31/2021

I’ve never heard of these before but it was worth trying one!! Beautiful little plant, & seems quite hearty! Doesn’t seem too fussed about watering

@NatashasLittleOasis avatar
@@NatashasLittleOasis
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 59 XP
05/29/2021

A lovely little plant with great healthy lush green leaves. Grows pretty quickly and tolerant if it misses a water or two! A sweet little plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@emily123ac avatar
@@emily123ac
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Hanover, MD
05/07/2021

will grow to whatever size pot you have , can get a little bigger, easy to take care of and hard to kill!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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