Plant Care Cook Pine

Cook Pine

Also known as

Cook's Pine, Cook's Pine, Cook pine, Coral reef araucaria, New caledonia pine, Cook araucaria and Columnar araucaria


Araucaria columnaris

How to care for Cook Pine


How often to water your Cook Pine

Water needs for Cook Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Cook 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 Columbia, South Carolina.

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 Pine

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Cook Pine in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina

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Finding light for Cook's Pine in your home

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

Cook 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 Columbia, South Carolina ⛅.

Cook Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Cook Pine

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

Difficulty Level

Cook 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 Pine

Cook Pine

Cook Pine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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