Plant Care Pinus Contorta

Pinus Contorta

Also known as

Bolander beach pine, Bolander beach pine, Sierra lodgepole pine, Lodgepole pine, Shore pine, Twisted pine and Contorta pine

Taxonomy

Pinus contorta
Pinus
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Pinus Contorta

Water

How often to water your Pinus Contorta

Water needs for Pinus Contorta
0.5 cups
every 9

Pinus Contorta needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, Florida.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 Pinus Contorta in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

55% Medium

Growing Pinus Contorta in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Pinus Contorta in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Pinus Contorta in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 15.4% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 15.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Pinus Contorta in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Bolander beach pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pinus Contorta: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pinus Contorta love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pinus Contorta does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pinus Contorta

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

When to repot Pinus Contorta

Nutrient needs for plant Pinus Contorta in Orlando, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Orlando is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Pinus Contorta

Pinus Contorta


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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