Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Island Pine

Araucaria heterophylla

xmas_norfolk_pine72dpiAdorned with cute little bows and tiny decorations, a Norfolk Island Pine makes a great indoor  Christmas tree — especially for small living quarters and/or an office desk. After the holidays it makes a beautiful house and/or office plant.

It thrives in brightly lit locations that have good air circulation. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but it will tend to droop.

Water it thoroughly when the soil surface is dry to the touch. Discard any excess water that drains from the bottom of the pot and do not let it sit in a water-filled saucer — overwatering can cause root rot.

Lightly mist leaves occasionally, especially in winter when humidity is low. This slow-growing plant can be kept for years and can grow up to five feet tall! Keep it pot-bound to restrict growth. 

Type of Plant: Tropical House Plant

Distinguishing Characteristics: Easy care and slow growing.

Water Use: Moderate

Flower Color: NA

Sun/Location: Bright Indirect Light