By bringing the Araucaria Heterophylla (Norfolk Pine) into your home, your living room will get a fresh, natural feel. Originally from Norfolk Island, a tropical island near Australia, the Araucaria is one of the oldest living plant species on earth. This is also where its nickname ‘Norfolk Pine’ comes from. It strongly resembles a pine, but is not actually one. With a few lights and decorations though, it could easily pass for a Christmas tree. However, when Christmas is over you don't have to throw the Norfolk Pine out, as it doesn't lose its leaves. This makes it a sustainable alternative to a real Christmas tree. It looks great in the living room all year round and with the right care, you can enjoy an ever-growing houseplant and Christmas tree every year!
The Norfolk Pine prefers a bright spot with indirect sunlight, but also does well in partial shade. When the plant is put in a darker spot, it will grow more slowly but it does not harm its health. Make sure that the Norfolk Pine is not in full shade or midday sun. Especially in the beginning, check the potting soil before watering. Put your fingers a few centimetres into the soil. Does the soil feel dry? You can water the plant. Is the soil moist? Then it's better to wait a little longer. In the case of the Norfolk Pine, it is better to water the plant too little than too much.
Upon delivery, the plant has a height of 45 to 55cm (measured incl. pot). The plant comes in a pot with a diameter of 14cm.