Plant Care Soft Pine

Soft Pine

Also known as

Eastern White Pine, Eastern White Pine, Chiapas white pine, Northern white pine, White pine, Weymouth pine, Soft pine and Pine Tree


Pinus strobus

How to care for Soft Pine


How often to water your Soft Pine

Water needs for Soft Pine
0.5 cups
every 9

Soft 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 Soft 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 Eastern White Pine in your home

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

Soft Pine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Soft Pine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Soft Pine

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

Difficulty Level

Soft 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 Soft Pine

Soft Pine

Soft 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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