Plant Care Miniature Pine Tree

Miniature Pine Tree

4.6 out of 5 (18 experiences)

Miniature Pine Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Miniature Pine Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Miniature Pine Tree

Plants in the Crassula genus are amazingly diverse and come in an incredible assortment of sizes and colors. Many of the ones we grow today are native to a small region in South Africa, which makes that diversity even more amazing! They're super low maintenance plants that can handle long periods of drought, so great if you're prone to skipping waters (we won't tell). 🫢 Make sure they get plenty of sunlight and that they're planted in a pot with a drainage hole and they'll be happy as can be!

Taxonomy

Crassula tetragona
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Miniature Pine Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Miniature Pine Tree

Water needs for Miniature Pine Tree
0.5 cups
every 12

Miniature Pine Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Miniature Pine Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Miniature Pine Tree in your home

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

Miniature Pine Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Miniature Pine Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Miniature Pine Tree

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Miniature Pine Tree 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!

Benefits of Growing Miniature Pine Tree →

Common Miniature Pine Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Miniature Pine Tree thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Miniature Pine Tree Water Frequency →

Miniature Pine Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Miniature Pine Tree requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Miniature Pine Tree Light Requirements →

Miniature Pine Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Miniature Pine Tree is extremely dangerous if consumed. 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 immediately. Miniature Pine Tree is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Miniature Pine Tree Toxicity to Cats →

Miniature Pine Tree Toxicity to Dogs →

Miniature Pine Tree Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Miniature Pine Tree enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Miniature Pine Tree Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Miniature Pine Tree is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Miniature Pine Tree →

When and How to Successfully Repot Miniature Pine Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Miniature Pine Tree 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Miniature Pine Tree →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Miniature Pine Tree to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Miniature Pine Tree is native to South Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Miniature Pine Tree bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Miniature Pine Tree Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Miniature Pine Tree will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Miniature Pine Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Miniature Pine Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Miniature Pine Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Miniature Pine Tree can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Miniature Pine Tree →


🧐 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.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Miniature Pine Tree. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Miniature Pine Tree

Miniature Pine Tree

Miniature Pine Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Miniature Pine Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Miniature Pine Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Miniature Pine Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Miniature Pine Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Miniature Pine Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@sarahbrooke avatar
@@sarahbrooke
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 247 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
03/04/2022

Very low maintenance and looks great!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@Nyarl3thot3p avatar
@@Nyarl3thot3p
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 308 XP
globe Fairview, OK
10/29/2021

Seems like everyday it’s grown a bit. If I forget to water it, it doesn’t “complain.” Very easy to take care of.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jill avatar
@Jill
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 485 XP
08/08/2021

love her

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
@AshinByAlex avatar
@@AshinByAlex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
07/20/2021

Of the four i received this one struggled but i let him rock it out and now he’s growing back brand new!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@beastlyblake25 avatar
@@beastlyblake25
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 4,718 XP
globe Logan, UT
07/14/2021

So cute! Quick grower too!

@catalina.plants111 avatar
@@catalina.plants111
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 384 XP
06/27/2021

I love this succulent... i propagated it not too long ago and now it’s thriving in a it’s new pot.
propagation process:
- cut a good size piece from your succulent
- put it in water (I used distilled)
- make sure it gets plenty of light
- a couple of weeks later it should have a good amount of roots growing from the bottom
- plant your succulent in a pot that fits it’s size and congrats you just successfully propagated your succulent 😁

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@AshinByAlex avatar
@@AshinByAlex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
06/24/2021

Survives strong heat and being blown out of its pot by the wind. Bad ass

Survivor Survivor
@lexie.h36 avatar
@@lexie.h36
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,507 XP
05/08/2021

Can NOT for the life of me get it to stand up straight but overall it’s a super cute plant!

@Keyshaj avatar
@@Keyshaj
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP
04/27/2021

Hasn’t died pretty easy

Survivor Survivor
@skeramary avatar
@@skeramary
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 90 XP
04/10/2021

can go without watering for a long time.

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