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 located in Denver, Colorado.

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

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.

Plant care guide for Needle Juniper in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing Needle Juniper in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Needle Juniper in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Needle Juniper in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Needle Juniper in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Needle Juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Needle Juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Needle Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.

Needle Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

When to repot Needle Juniper

Nutrient needs for plant Needle Juniper in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Difficulty Level

Needle Juniper is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Needle Juniper

Needle Juniper

Needle Juniper

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Denver, Colorado, 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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