Plant Care Shore Pine

Shore Pine

Also known as

Lodgepole Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Sierra lodgepole pine, Lodgepole pine, Shore pine, Twisted pine and Contorta pine

Taxonomy

Pinus contorta
Pinus
Pinaceae
Pinales

How to care for Shore Pine

Water

How often to water your Shore Pine

Water needs for Shore Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Shore 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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
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 Shore Pine in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

27% Very Low

Growing Shore Pine in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Shore Pine in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 8th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago 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 Shore Pine in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 49.1% ☀️

February 8th, 2023

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 49.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Shore Pine in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.4 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 14.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Lodgepole Pine in your home

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

Shore 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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Shore Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Shore Pine

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

When to repot Shore Pine

Nutrient needs for plant Shore Pine in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 7th, 2023

The growing potential in Chicago is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Shore Pine

Shore 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 Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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