Plant Care Jack pine

Jack pine

Also known as

Grey pine and Scrub pine


Pinus banksiana

How to care for Jack pine


How often to water your Jack pine

Water needs for Jack pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Jack 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 Jack pine

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Jack pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jack pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Jack pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jack pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Jack pine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Jack pine

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Jack pine

Jack pine

Jack pine

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.

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