Podocarpus Macrophyllus, Buddhist Pine, Fern Pine - Plant

Growing Podocarpus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for Podocarpus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely evergreen plant.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive evergreen foliage plants.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • It remains a shrub or a small tree when grown in a tub or pot..
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1Podocarpus Macrophyllus, Buddhist Pine, Fern Pine - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Podocarpus Macrophyllus

Podocarpus macrophyllus is a conifer in the genus Podocarpus, family Podocarpaceae.It is a small to medium size evergreen tree. The leaves are strap-shaped, 6–12 cm long, and about 1 cm broad, with a central midrib.

The cones are borne on a short stem, and have 2-4 scales, usually only one (sometimes two) fertile, each fertile scale bearing a single seed, But mainly grown for ornamental purpose. Podocarpus macrophyllus occurs in forests, open thickets, and roadsides. Podocarpus is a very tolerant plant, easy to care for, and survives a wide range of temperature. It is a versatile plant which can thrive in tubs or as a topiary.

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Yew plum pine,Buddhist pine, Kusamaki, Fern Pine.
Maximum Reachable Height 6-12 meter
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

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  • Morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Podocarpus plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • Apply organic fertilizer to the plant once in a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant specially when pot doesn't have drainage hole.
  • Podocarpus Macrophyllus care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
    Watering Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 20-40 Degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer to the plant once in a month

    Podocarpus Macrophyllus special feature

    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.

    Podocarpus Macrophyllus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant makes a good hedge or screen, and can grow either indoors or outdoors

    Medicinal Use:

    • The stem bark is used in the treatment of worms (especially ringworm) and blood disorders
    • A decoction of the fruit is tonic for the heart, kidneys, lungs and stomach
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Buddhist pine poisonous?

    Yes, can be poisonous when ingested. The fruits and leaves of this plant contain an unknown toxin that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea when consumed.

    What is a Buddhist pine?

    The scientific name of Buddhist pine is Podocarpus macrophyllus. It is a conifer in the genus Podocarpus belongs to family Podocarpaceae.

    Is Buddhist pine toxic to cats?

    Yes, Buddhist pine is toxic for cats.

    How to prune Buddhist pine?

    Trim back each branch of your newly planted pine by about one-third. Cut the center trunk back approximately 8 to 12 inches. Remove all the dead or broken branches. Prune all diseased branches to about 5 to 6 inches beyond the point of the diseased part.

    How to grow Buddhist pine?

    The plant can be grown through cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant. 1. Pot size up to 7 inches upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- it requires more than 6 hrs direct bright light. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(April-May). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com


    Sunday, 26 July 2020

    Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star

    Arshad Khan

    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments

    Pinky Talreja

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.

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