Plant Care Ground Pine

Ground Pine

Reviewed by: None | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

Also known as

Princess Pine, Princess Pine, Rare Clubmoss and Dendrolycopodium obscurum


Lycopodium obscurum

How to care for Ground Pine


How often to water your Ground Pine

Water needs for Ground Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Ground 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Princess Pine in your home

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

Ground 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 Ground Pine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ground Pine

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Ground Pine

Ground Pine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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