Plant Care Japanese Red Pine

Japanese Red Pine

About Japanese Red Pine

Japanese Red Pine is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Japanese Red Pine likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Japanese Red Pine belongs to the pinus genus, and is native to Eastern Temperate Asia.


Pinus densiflora

Also known as

Japanese Red Pine, Korean red pine, Pinus funebris and Japanese pine

How to care for Japanese Red Pine


How often to water your Japanese Red Pine

Water needs for Japanese Red Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese Red 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.

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 Japanese Red Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Japanese Red Pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Japanese Red Pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Japanese Red Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Japanese Red Pine

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

Difficulty Level

Japanese Red Pine is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Japanese Red Pine

Japanese Red 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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