Plant Care Dwarf Mountain Pine

Dwarf Mountain Pine

Also known as

Mountain pine, Bog pine, Creeping pine, Mugo pine, Scrub mountain pine and Swiss mountain pine


Pinus mugo

How to care for Dwarf Mountain Pine


How often to water your Dwarf Mountain Pine

Water needs for Dwarf Mountain Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Mountain 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 Dwarf Mountain 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 Dwarf Mountain Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Mountain Pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Mountain Pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dwarf Mountain Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Mountain Pine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dwarf Mountain Pine

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

Difficulty Level

Dwarf Mountain Pine is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Dwarf Mountain Pine

Dwarf Mountain Pine

Dwarf Mountain 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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