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 Denver, Colorado.

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 Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

36% Very Low

Growing Shore Pine in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Shore Pine in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Shore Pine in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 36.4% ☀️

January 30th, 2023

Denver is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to increase by 36.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Shore Pine in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Denver is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…

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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 Denver, Colorado ⛅.

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 Denver, Colorado

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

January 24th, 2023

The growing potential in Denver 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 Denver, Colorado, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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