This product contains
|1||Podocarpus Macrophyllus, Buddhist Pine, Fern Pine - Plant|
|2||5 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 Height||12 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
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.
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
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
- This plant makes a good hedge or screen, and can grow either indoors or outdoors
- 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
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