Norfolk Island Pine | Araucaria heterophylla | Large Floor Plant
Norfolk Island Pines are native to Norfolk Island, a small island of only 14 square miles which is located in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia. These plants are not true pines, but are a member of the conifer family Araucariaceae. Although these “living christmas trees” are often purchased around the holidays to add a festive vibe to indoor décor, they are long lived trees which can be enjoyed within the home year round.
(Including Nursery Pot)
8" Nursery Pot: 28" H x 16" W
10" Nursery Pot: 32" H x 26" W
Norfolk Island Pines will thrive in medium to bright indirect or filtered light. While these plants love sunlight, direct southern sun should be avoided, as it can cause the leaves to burn and fade. If you find your plant becoming leggy, it would likely prefer a stronger light source. Rotating your plant every so often will help to encourage even growth.
Water and Soil
These plants like to be watered once the top 2” of their soil has dried out. Norfolk Island Pines are not tolerant of overwatering, so care should be taken to ensure the soil is allowed to dry out a bit between waterings. A well draining soil is best, and this can be achieved by amending a standard potting mix with perlite or bark.
Temperature and Humidity
Norfolk Island Pines prefer room temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees. These plants are not cold tolerant, and they shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures below 55 degrees. Norfolk Island Pines do not require high humidity, and the normal humidity of an average home is usually sufficient.
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