Description for Podocarpus Macrophyllus, Buddhist Pine, Fern Pine
Podocarpus is a very tolerant plant, easy to care for, and survives a wide range of care. It is a versatile plant which can thrive in tubs or as a topiary. The plant can be used to make a bonsai as well.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Yew plum pine,Buddhist pine||–||Non-flowering||20 to 40 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
A Podocarpus grows straight up with very little side branching unless it is actively pruned. This plant is relatively simple to care for and adapts well to various conditions. It is easily trained to be a bonsai or a topiary. When planted outside in the ground a Podocarpus grows quite large, but when used indoors or on the porch as a potted plant, it remains a small tree or shrub.
|Sunny, or partially sunny spot.||Fertile, well-drained soil.||Wait for the water to drain down through the soil completely.||20 to 40 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Podocarpus Macrophyllus
Typical uses of Podocarpus Macrophyllus
Special features: A Podocarpus requires very bright indirect light. If it is not getting enough light the lower needles on the branches become large and elongated
Ornamental use: This plant makes a good hedge or screen, and can grow either indoors or outdoors.