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Norfolk Island Pine

Araucaria heterophylla

Norfolk Island Pine Plant Features

A charming living Christmas tree you can grow all year long, Norfolk Island pine is a slow-growing houseplant that offers shiny, dark green needles and an attractive, architectural branching pattern.

There's also a glow-in-the-dark version of Norfolk Island pine called Glowee. Glowee pines have been given a special coating does not hurt the plant in any way, and glows in the dark when exposed to light. 

This plant grows great with poinsettias. Learn how to make your poinsettias last longer!
Discover the history of Norfolk Island pine!
Celebrate the seasons with Norfolk Island pine.

Norfolk Island Pine Questions?
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Norfolk Island Pine Growing Instructions

Grow Norfolk Island pine in a medium to bright spot in your home. The less less light it gets, the slower it will grow. But avoid very low-light situations. If it doesn't get enough light (natural or artificial), your Norfolk Island pine will be weak, spindly, and unattractive.

Water it enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet. The roots will rot if they stand in water. If the plant stays too dry, the tips of its branches will turn brown and crispy. Fertilize Norfolk Island pine once or twice during spring and summer to keep it growing well. You can fertilize more often if you want your plant to grow faster! 

If you wish to prune your Norfolk Island pine, you can do so at any time of the year. 

Note: Norfolk Island pine is not intended for human or animal consumption. 


  • Light

    Indoors: High light
    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow


Complement your Norfolk Island Pine with these varieties:
Fern
Grow ferns, such as Boston fern, with Norfolk Island pine to accent both plants' soft-textured foliage.

Red Aglaonema
Red Aglaonema is a bold, easy-care houseplant variegated with colors that look great during the holidays (and after the holiday season, too!).

ZZ Plant
ZZ plant is a cinch to grow; it's one of the easiest of all houseplants -- just like Norfolk Island pine. Put these two together for a no-fuss combo.


Question
Q: Can I grow my Norfolk Island pine outdoors?

Norfolk Island pine is a tropical plant that can't take freezing temperatures. If you live in Zone 10 or warmer, you can grow it as a stately 40-foot-tall tree (or more!) in your landscape. If you live in a colder Zone, it has to live as a houseplant. (But it does love spending the summers outside, after all danger of frost has passed!)