Common tree species


Care guide for the Podocarpus Macrophyllus Bonsai tree

The Podocarpus macrophyllus (also called Buddhist pine, or Yew) is a rather slow growing evergreen, very common for Bonsai trees. Easy to care for as well.


Podocarpus bonsai



Specific Bonsai care guidelines for the Podocarpus


Position: The Podocarpus will grow well outside, but can also be held indoors. Place it in a bright spot, protected from midday sun.


Watering: Water regularly, the tree doesn't like drought.


Feeding: Every two weeks in the growth season, when kept indoors also feed during the winter, though with smaller quantities and less frequent.


Pruning: Pruning can be done year round. Regular pruning will result in a dense foliage.


Repotting: Once every 2-3 years, be careful not to disturb the rootsystem too much. The Podocarpus prefers slightly acidic soil.


Propagation: Use cuttings in summer.




Example of a Podocarpus bonsai tree:

Podocarpus bonsai tree Macrophyllus




More information

For tree identification use our Identify my bonsai tree species guide or go to the Bonsai care forum.
General guidelines can be found in our Bonsai care section or in the outdoor & indoor bonsai pages.
Return to the Bonsai tree specie guides section.


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