Plant Care Bristlecone Pine
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Bristlecone Pine

4.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Bristlecone Pine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

rocky mountain pine and Rocky Mountain Pine Bonsai

Taxonomy

Pinus aristata
Pinus
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Bristlecone Pine

Water

How often to water your Bristlecone Pine

Water needs for Bristlecone Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Bristlecone Pine 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 Bristlecone Pine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bristlecone Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bristlecone Pine: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bristlecone Pine 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 Bristlecone Pine in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bristlecone Pine

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

Care Summary for Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone Pine

Bristlecone Pine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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

Bristlecone Pine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Alexander avatar
@Alexander
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 199 XP
globe Lynnwood, Washington
10/10/2021

I bought this from the jonsteen company who are wonderful. I grew it from seed and Chris is about a year and a half old. They are really tough trees to grow but I’m determined.

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