The Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla), takes its name from a small island in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand. It’s notably effective in removing many common indoor air pollutants.
Although the Norfolk Island Pine is a beautiful year-round indoor plant, this small conifer is often used as a Christmas tree. Be gentle with the decorations as it has fragile branches, so take it easy with heavier ornaments.
The Norfolk Island Pine is an easy-care indoor plant that doesn’t like to be too hot, preferring temperatures in the 16-24°C (60-75°F) range, and likes basking in full sun to semi-shade. It doesn’t like being overwatered, but if the air is very dry, misting it with room-temperature water or adding a humidifier will make it happier.
This lovely evergreen grows slowly, adding just one new tier of branches per growing season, to a height of 91-183 cm (3-6 ft.) indoors. Outdoors, the Norfolk Island Pine can grow up to 61 metres (200 ft.) in height.
Norfolk Island Pines can live as long as 150 years in their natural habitat. With the proper care, an indoor Norfolk will provide many years of joy – and will help make the air in your home or office easier to breathe.
We wish you a joyous holiday season and a Shiny New Year!