Your Norfolk Pine is a small, delicate plant that looks like a mini pine tree. Many people use it as an alternative during the holidays for a traditional Christmas tree. Even though this is its popular use, it can be used all year round. This plant is often mistaken as a tree, but is actually a tropical plant.
EASY CARE FACTS:
Norfolk Pines will grow and stretch itself out to reach for the light. To keep the fullness of the plant, ensure it is able to get direct bright light. I can adjust to lower light levels, but it will affect your plants over all appearance.
Its time to water when the top half of dirt becomes dry. Get your fingers dirty and stick them in the pot to feel the moisture of the dirt. When it is time, water thoroughly, and allow the excess to drain out the bottom. Ensure the soil stays moist without drowning the plant. If there is extra water that comes through to the saucer make sure to discard so there is no standing water; which can lead to root rot. If the plant stays too dry, the tips of its branches will turn brown and crispy.
Fertilize about once every three months, during warmer weather, using a high quality fertilizer at half strength.
Norfolk Pine are able to grow in typical humidity, but it is suggested to use a humidifier or pebble try to maintain a little bit higher level of humidity; especially in winter months.
Prefers average room temperatures between 65-75 degrees. Norfolk Pines with not do well near hate hot or cold drafts when grown indoors, so keep away from any windows or vents.
Mildly toxic to pets. If consumed, it will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.
TIPS AND TRICKS
During the summer you can stimulate faster growth by moving to a shaded area outdoors. Ensure there is no chance of frost before and after you want to take it outside!