A charming Italian Stone Pine that brings the feel of a pine forest indoors. In nature this tree is found all along the Mediterranean coastline. In a home it’s a beautiful decorative accent near a sunny window or placed outdoors on a patio, deck or balcony.
Lighting: Pine needs bright light. Place your mini pine tree where it receives plenty of morning sunshine but gets protection from direct sun at the hottest part of the day. Mini pine trees love fresh air and natural light, but keep them protected from direct outdoor sun while growing it in pot.
Watering: Water the soil around your mini pine tree’s roots to keep them moist but not soaked. Poke your finger into the soil to check for moisture. If it’s dry an inch or two below the surface, it’s time to water.
Repotting: Repot your mini pine tree if it becomes root bound. Every six months, gently remove the tree from its pot to examine the roots. If they’re tightly packed or cramped, repot the tree to a larger container. Use a 3-to-1 mixture of potting soil and vermiculite. Loosen the roots very gently with your fingers, and then place the tree in the new pot.
Caution: Pine sap can cause allergic reactions in some people and the needles can be sharp, so keep the trees out of reach of toddlers.