Plant Care Contorta Pine

Contorta Pine

Also known as

Lodgepole Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Sierra lodgepole pine, Lodgepole pine, Shore pine, Twisted pine and Contorta pine


Pinus contorta

How to care for Contorta Pine


How often to water your Contorta Pine

Water needs for Contorta Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Contorta Pine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

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.

Plant care guide for Contorta Pine in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

43% Low

Finding light for Lodgepole Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Contorta Pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Contorta Pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

Contorta Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Contorta Pine

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Contorta Pine

Contorta Pine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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