Podocarpus Maki Bush (also known as Buddhist Pine) is a slow-growing bonsai type shrub. It grows in an upright habit, with waxy dark green needles, arranged in spirals. The needles give off a pleasant fragrance when crushed or bruised.
Height: 36in - 72in
Pet Safe: Toxic to pets if ingested.
CareGeneral Maintenance: Repot roughly once a year to a slightly larger pot, with fresh soil. However, do not increase pot size too much, or growth with slow significantly. Rotate pot every 1-2 weeks to encourage even growth on all sides.
Temperature: Podocarpus prefer cool temperatures between 10-24 ?. They enjoy a medium humidity level, so if your home is quite dry you may want to add a humidifier or pebble tray.
Light: Very bright indirect light is most ideal, but they can tolerate some direct sun, and even some shade.
Watering: Keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out between waterings.
Soil: Well draining soil is essential to avoid potential root rot.
Fertilizer: Feed every two to three weeks during the spring and summer with a fertilizer suitable for acid-loving plants