Araucaria is a genus of evergreen conifers in the family Araucariaceae. There currently are 19 species in the genus Araucaria for. These have a very wide range, among other things consists of New Caledonia (there are 13 species endemic), Norfolk, eastern Australia, New Guinea, Argentina, Chile and southern Brazil.

The Araucaria is one of the oldest living species on earth. The Araucaria Heterophylla comes from Australia and originally from the Australian Norfolk Island. Whence the name Norfolk Island Pine. In its natural place the tree may well reach a height of 40 meters and a diameter of 15 meters.


The plant can tolerate temperatures between +5 and +35 degrees Celsius, but the optimal temperature is between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. Put the plant in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight. However, the plant does not really suffer if you put the plant in a dark corner, but give her or less water. The soil should always be moist. Once a week watering is usually sufficient and preferably with some fertilizer (eg Pokon). You can then keep the best one gram per liter of water. In the living room is growing Araucaria only a few centimeters per year, in both length and width.

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