Plant Care Scots pine

Scots pine


Pinus sylvestris

How to care for Scots pine


How often to water your Scots pine

Water needs for Scots pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Scots 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 Scots pine

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Scots pine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Scots pine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Scots pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Scots pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Scots pine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Scots pine

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

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Scots pine

Scots pine

Scots 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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