Caring for the “Mini Pine Tree” is especially easy, making it the perfect starter succulent. With little pruning and maintenance required, it is all the better to watch this little treasure grow! The plant needs full sun to partial shade, preferably morning sunlight. To thrive properly, well-drained soil is crucial.
Just so, what succulent looks like a pine tree?
Crassula tetragona is a succulent plant with narrow, almost needle-like foliage and a sparsely branched, shrubby, or tree-like habit that have caused it to be misleadingly dubbed “miniature pine.” It grows up to 3.3 feet (1 m) tall.
In this regard, how do you propagate a mini pine tree?
The Mini Pine Tree can be propagated through its stem. Start by getting a pair of sharp and sterilized shears. Cut the stem cleanly, wash it gently in running water, and set aside the cutting to callus over. Since the stems of the plant are very thin, it does not take that long for them to dry.
How often should you water a mini pine tree?
Water pines regularly after planting to help establish strong roots. Pines require about 1 inch of water each week from either rain or home irrigation. Continue regular maintenance watering for the first two years of the plant’s life. Arrange a circular sweat or soaker hose around the base of the tree.
Jade Plants (Crassula) are rubbery plants that are famously hard to kill. Unfortunately, Jade leaves can be irritating to cats and dogs if consumed.
Mugo pine is a great dwarf evergreen tree for small spaces. The mugo pine (scientific name: Pinus mugo) is a small type of conifer tree that is green all year. The Mugo Pine ‘Mops’ is one of the dwarf cultivars of this evergreen conifer variety. These small evergreen cultivars are also named “dwarf mountain pines.”
Environmental Causes of Pine Tree Browning
In years of heavy rain or extreme drought, pine trees may brown in response. Browning is often caused by an inability of the pine tree to uptake enough water to keep its needles alive. When moisture is overly abundant and drainage is poor, root rot is often the culprit.
To propagate Crassula ovata from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success. Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil.
Humidity is another important factor to take into consideration. Indoor Norfolk pines like moist conditions. This can be achieved by running a humidifier or misting your plant once a week. These trees rarely need pruning, but if you do notice any dead branches, they can be snipped away using hand shears.
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.