Podocarpus are unique houseplants as they lend a very “tree-like” appearance with their fine leaves, and network of branches..

Light: Full sun to dappled sun is the best exposure to meet the demands of these plants.

Water: While Podocarpus have some drought tolerance, their foliage will look its best and freshest with fairly even watering. You can let the soil feel dry just a bit below the surface. Always avoid any excess or standing water.

Environment: A humid cushion is great for these plants - avoid any standing water on the leaves.

Toxicity: Reported to be toxic if ingested.

Of Note:

  • Rinsing leaves regularly will keep them clean and healthy.
Gray leaves indicate too much water / overwatering.

*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.