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How much water does my Buddhist pine need?

Buddhist pine
Podocarpus macrophyllus
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When it comes time to water your Buddhist pine, you may be surprised to find that this plant does not always need a high volume of water. Instead, if only a few inches of soil have dried since your last watering, you can support healthy growth in the Buddhist pine by giving it about five to ten ounces of water every time you water. You can also decide your water volume based on soil moisture. As mentioned above, you should note how many inches of soil have dried out between waterings. A surefire way to make sure your Buddhist pine gets the moisture it needs is to supply enough water to moisten all the soil layers that became dry since the last time you watered. If more than half of the soil has become dry, you should consider giving more water than usual. In those cases, continue adding water until you see excess water draining from your pot’s drainage holes.
If your Buddhist pine is planted in an area that gets plenty of rain outdoors, it may not need additional watering. When the Buddhist pine is young or just getting established, make sure it gets 1-2 inches of rain per week. As it continues to grow and establish, it can survive entirely on rainwater and only when the weather is hot and there is no rainfall at all for 2-3 weeks, then consider giving your Buddhist pine a full watering to prevent them from suffering stress.
Buddhist pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus)
Buddhist pine
A species of Plum pines, Also known as Fern pine, Japanese yew
Botanical name: Podocarpus macrophyllus
Genus: Plum pines
Description
The buddhist pine (*Podocarpus macrophyllus*) is a medium-sized evergreen conifer that can be trained as a bonsai tree, which is a form of Japanese horticultural art. In Feng Shui mysticism, the buddhist pine is considered to be very valuable, a fact that has led to illegal collection. The tree contains a mild toxin, so care should be exercised.
Garden Use
Grown as shrubs, hedges, screens, and small trees, the buddhist pine can reach heights of between 91 to 2438 cm tall, depending on the variety. It is slow-growing and easy to care for, with a year-round ornamental appeal. The softly-textured, evergreen leaves are complemented by tiny flowers in the spring, followed by purple berries (which are loved by birds) in the fall.
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