Plant Care Bhutan pine

Bhutan pine

About Bhutan pine

An evergreen with a broad base and horizontal lower branches is a popular ornamental tree. It is widely used in the timber industry and is a commercial source of turpentine. It's susceptible to wind damage and insects. Transplant when small for best results.


Pinus wallichiana

Also known as

Bhutan pine, blue pine, Himalayan pine, Himalayan white pine and Pinus excelsa

How to care for Bhutan pine


How often to water your Bhutan pine

Water needs for Bhutan pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Bhutan 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.

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 Bhutan pine in your home

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

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

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

Bhutan pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Bhutan pine

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

Difficulty Level

Bhutan 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 Bhutan pine

Bhutan 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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