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Norfolk Pine

Regular price $55.00
Sale price $55.00

Plant Description:

Discover the elegance of the Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla), a tree celebrated for its resemblance to a classic Christmas tree. Despite its name, it is not a true pine but rather a relative of the monkey puzzle tree. Native to Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, this evergreen features a straight trunk and symmetrical branches adorned with short, inward-curving needles. Outdoors, it can reach towering heights of up to 200 feet, while indoor cultivation, including bonsai training, maintains a more manageable 3 to 8 feet. The Norfolk Pine's lush foliage makes it a popular choice for holiday decorations, and with proper care, it can thrive both indoors and outdoors.

Care Tips for a Happy Norfolk Pine:

  • Light: Thrives in full sun or bright, indirect light; adjust indoor placement for seasonal variations.
  • Soil: Plant in rich, sandy, and acidic soil, maintaining a pH in the 4.5-5.5 range.Water: Regular watering, every one to two weeks for indoor plants; outdoor trees prefer somewhat moist soil.
  • Temperature: Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 70°F; protect from temperatures below 35°F.

Norfolk Pine Well-Being Signs:

  • Needles Turning Brown: Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations and ensure proper watering.
  • Needles Turning Yellow: Adjust sunlight exposure and protect from temperature extremes.
  • Needles Dropping: Monitor water levels and provide adequate light to prevent overwatering or underwatering.

Pet Friendliness:

Considered toxic to pets; caution advised. Keep out of reach of animals.

Common Pests and Problems:

  • Pests: Vulnerable to aphids, mealybugs, scale, mites, and whiteflies; treat infestations promptly.
  • Diseases: Watch for fungal diseases, such as anthracnose, especially in conditions of overwatering.

FAQs:

Are Norfolk Island pine trees easy to care for?

Yes, Norfolk Island pine trees are generally easy to care for, both indoors and outdoors, as long as they receive adequate humidity.

Can I put my Norfolk Island pine outside?

Yes, Norfolk Island pine can thrive outdoors, provided the conditions are right, with temperatures between 65°F to 75°F and protection from temperatures below 35°F.

Where should I place my Norfolk Island pine in my house?

Place it in a location with bright, sunny conditions, away from cold drafts. Consider using a humidifier to maintain needle moisture if placed near vents.

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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
  • Delivery times vary by method and location.
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To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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