Plant Care Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine


Pinus thunbergii

How to care for Japanese black pine


How often to water your Japanese black pine

Water needs for Japanese black pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Japanese black 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 Japanese black pine

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Japanese black pine in your home

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

Japanese black 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 black pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Japanese black pine

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

Difficulty Level

Japanese black 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 Japanese black pine

Japanese black pine

Japanese black 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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