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DescriptionGrowing 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.
- 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..
What makes it special:
|1||Podocarpus Macrophyllus, Buddhist Pine, Fern Pine - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
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)|
|Common Name||Yew plum pine,Buddhist pine, Kusamaki, Fern Pine.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6-12 meter|
Planting and care
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:
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