Common name: Norfolk Island Pine
Native to: Norfolk Island (nestled in the Pacific Ocean 1000m north-east of Sydney, Australia)
Description: A relative of the well-known 'monkey puzzle' tree, this lovely evergreen is the only Araucaria that can be happily cultivated indoors. Native to Norfolk Island, the conical shape and feathery foliage of this slow growing plant give a gorgeous airy feel to indoors. It may seem astonishing to have a 'pine' tree indoors, however the name is a misnomer and it's not a true pine at all.
*** Plant height on delivery: Approx. 100cm with pot ***
Light: Preferring a few hours of direct light, these slow growing plants will also tolerate indirect, bright light.
Water: Water every couple of weeks, allowing the potting mix to dry out between waterings.
Temp.: These plants enjoy typical indoor temperatures (16-24°C / 64-75 F)
Humidity: Prefer high humidity - put a humidifier near the plant if the air in your home is very dry. Or a regular misting is beneficial.
Fertiliser: Once the plant has acclimatised to its position, a weak solution of general houseplant fertiliser can be applied every 3 weeks throughout summer.
Potting mix: We use a well draining, sandy, slightly acidic mix. Peat based is perfect however peat alternatives are available.
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