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Missouri
surfblonde
Mar 29, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Hello, everyone. How are you?
I had a quick question.
My son brought home a Shortleaf Pine Tree from School today. And I was wondering, can those trees be kept small, and be like an indoor tree, or kept outside by the door? Also inside a big enough pot, not in the ground? Because we live in apartments right now. I'd hate for it to die. And I think it'll be good to help teach him how to take care of plants/trees. Please let me know as soon as you can if anyone knows. Thank you so much! Take care! Smiling I hope I've explained my question good for you. :)

Also, if you could tell me some ways to do it? Like how big of a pot would be good, which type of soil, etc?
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Mar 29, 2018 6:36 PM CST
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2018 9:07 PM CST
Your little pine will be happy in a pot for at least a few years. It will not survive indoors - outside by the door will work. Pines need well draining sandy soil. Don't overwater.
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