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 located in Houston, Texas.

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

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 Eastern White Pine in Houston, Texas

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Growing Eastern White Pine in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Eastern White Pine in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston 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 Eastern White Pine in Houston, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 20.8% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 20.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Eastern White Pine in Houston, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of dayl…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ⛅.

Eastern White Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Growing Outdoors

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 your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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