Plant Care Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine

About Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy 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.

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

Eastern White Pine belongs to the Pinus genus, and is native to the Northeastern United States and Canada.

Taxonomy

Pinus strobus
Pinus
Pinaceae
Pinales

Also known as

Chiapas white pine, Northern white pine, White pine, Weymouth pine, Soft pine and Pine Tree

How to care for Eastern White Pine

💦 Water

How often to water your Eastern White Pine

Water needs for Eastern White Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern White 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 Eastern White Pine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Eastern White Pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern White Pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern White Pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern White Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Eastern White Pine

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Eastern White Pine →

Common Eastern White Pine Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Eastern White Pine prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Eastern White Pine Water Frequency →

Eastern White Pine Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Eastern White Pine requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Eastern White Pine Light Requirements →

Eastern White Pine Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Eastern White Pine does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Eastern White Pine →

When and How to Successfully Repot Eastern White Pine →


💩 Fertilizer

Eastern White Pine grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Eastern White Pine grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Eastern White Pine →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Eastern White Pine can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Eastern White Pine Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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