Plant Care Needle Juniper

Needle Juniper

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Juniperus rigida

How to care for Needle Juniper


How often to water your Needle Juniper

Water needs for Needle Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Needle Juniper 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 Needle Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Needle Juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Needle Juniper: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Needle Juniper 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 Needle Juniper in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Needle Juniper

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

Care Summary for Needle Juniper

Needle Juniper

Needle Juniper

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.

What other plant parents say

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Needle juniper very easy to maintain water every two week in the winter and it strives in low light. It’s very pretty.

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