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

Taxonomy

Pinus contorta
Pinus
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Contorta Pine

Water

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 New York.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 New York

New York, New York

31% Very Low

Growing Contorta Pine in New York right now

Light needs for plant Contorta Pine in New York

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 7th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Contorta Pine in New York

Sunlight will increase by 46.4% ☀️

February 7th, 2023

New York is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to increase by 46.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Contorta Pine in New York

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, New York is getting an average of 6.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of da…

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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 New York ⛅.

Contorta Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Contorta Pine

Nutrient needs for plant Contorta Pine in New York

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 2nd, 2023

The growing potential in New York is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repo…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Contorta Pine

Contorta Pine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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