Plant Care Monkey Tail Tree

Monkey Tail Tree

5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Monkey Tail Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

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


Araucaria araucana

How to care for Monkey Tail Tree


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

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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 🚫.

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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.

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!

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Care Summary for Monkey Tail Tree

Monkey Tail Tree

Monkey Tail Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Monkey Tail Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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globe Ponchatoula, LA

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

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