A Podocarpus is a slow-growing Evergreen from China and Japan. It grows upright with long slender leaves and can be pruned to have some side branching. This plant is a common plant to be trained for Bonsai or Topiary and does really well indoors. Needing some plant zen? This delicate looking yew will help to turn your home into a peaceful plant paradise!
Size: This plant is in a 4'' pot, and from the bottom of the pot to the top of the plant, measures from around 6.5''-9.''
Light: This plant prefers to be in bright, indirect light.
Water: Keep the soil moist but not soggy; allowing the top 1'' to dry out before watering. If your plant develops brown leaf tips or grey needles it is a sign of over- watering.
Humidity: The Buddhist Pine prefers some humidity and might get dry in the Winter months without added moisture in the air.
Temperature: These do well with common indoor home temperatures of 60-75 F.
Soil: Buddhist Pines need a well-aerated acidic soil. If the soil is too heavy, you can add perlite or some sand.
Fertilizing: During the growing season, you'll want to feed a Podocarpus every two weeks using a fertilizer designed for acid-loving plants & following the instructions.
Flower: Very small, not showy.
Toxicity: Toxic to all animals & humans if ingested. Please keep your Buddhist Pine out of reach from pets and small children.