Plant Care Monkey Tail Tree

Monkey Tail Tree

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Also known as

Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkey tail tree, Piñonero and Chilean pine

Taxonomy

Araucaria araucana
Araucaria
Araucariaceae
Pinales

How to care for Monkey Tail Tree

💦 Water

How often to water your Monkey Tail Tree

Water needs for Monkey Tail Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Monkey Tail Tree 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.

Calculate water needs of Monkey Tail Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Monkey Puzzle Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Monkey Tail Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Monkey Tail Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Monkey Tail Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Monkey Tail Tree

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Monkey Tail 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 Monkey Puzzle Tree →

Common Monkey Puzzle Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Monkey Tail Tree prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Monkey Puzzle Tree Water Frequency →

Monkey Puzzle Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Monkey Tail 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 🏡.

Monkey Puzzle Tree Light Requirements →

Monkey Puzzle Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Monkey Tail Tree doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Monkey Puzzle Tree Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Monkey Tail Tree does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Monkey Puzzle Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Monkey Tail Tree should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Monkey Tail Tree is native to South America and Oceania.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Monkey Tail Tree grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Monkey Puzzle Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Monkey Tail Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Monkey Puzzle Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

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


🧐 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.


Care Summary for Monkey Tail Tree

Monkey Tail Tree

Monkey Tail Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 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

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09/07/2021

Can be very touchy. Overwatering and poor drainage will kill this plant. But it’s one of my favorites.

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