Norfolk Island Pine

Araucaria heterophylla

Growzone: 9-11

An unusual houseplant, Norfolk Island Pine is not a true pine but has an upright, evergreen form. 

 

 

 

Size Price Quantity
4" POT 10-12" tall $14.95

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6" POT 12-18" tall $18.95

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10" POT 3-4' tall $59.95
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Norfolk Island Pines do well in bright, indirect light with high humidity. They can handle some direct light, but prefer shadier spots. Norfolk Island Pine likes high humidity, and would like to be located near a humidifier or pebble tray that would locally increase humidity. Norfolk Island Pines like to dry out a little between watering. The plant will start to turn brown if it's not receiving enough humidity or it has been over or under watered. These plants typically come 3 or so in a 10 inch diameter container. The soft, symmetrical needles curve slightly downwards and grow from the container lid to the top of the plant. Norfolk Island Pines do not take well to being transplanted and are typically grown as several plants in the same container. The green foliage goes well in sitting rooms or other locations with foot traffic because of their soft texture. Norfolk Island Pines are an excellent, low maintenance houseplant.

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History and introduction of Norfolk Island Pine:

Native to Norfolk Island off the coast of Australia, Norfolk Island Pine grows up to 200 feet on basalt cliffs. Originally discovered on Captain Cooks second voyage in the 1770s, it was cultivated started in 1793. It is now commonly found in subtropical, coastal regions. It has upward facing branches, and all of the branches come from a strong central trunk. The plant is most easily propagated by either viable seeds or by terminal cuttings. The trees are more symmetrical when started from terminal cuttings opposed to seeds. Araucaria heterophylla is the Latin name for Norfolk Island Pine. Araucaria comes from the Auracarian Indians in Chile, where araucaria can be found. Heterophylla means variously leaved.