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Araucaria Heterophylla 'Norfolk Island Pine'

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While Araucaria Heterophylla 'Norfolk Island Pine' trees are often used as little house plant Christmas trees during the holiday season, you can also enjoy these plants all year round. This needled evergreen may give the illusion of being a pine tree, but is in a fact a tropical plant. It needs high humidity and direct sunlight for best growth.  This plant has the added benefit of being an air purifier. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Araucaria Heterophylla
  • Common Name: Norfolk Island Pine
  • Family: Araucariaceae
  • Native Range: Subtropical Regions of the South Pacific 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate 
  • Light: Prefers bright, direct light
  • Water: Keep the soil moist, but not wet. If the plant stays too dry, the tips of its branches will turn brown and crispy
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: Temperature should not go below 35F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead branches and control growth.  
  • Feeding: Fertilize with with a water soluble balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Pests: Look out for scale, spider mites and mealybugs.
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets