Norfolk Island Pine, Araucaria heterophylla

Chinese Evergreen

FAMILY:
Araucariaceae

ORIGIN:
South Pacific

DESCRIPTION:
Conical, coniferous tree with distinctive, whorled branches of fan-like foliage; grows to 50 ft. in most conservatories

CULTIVATION:
Feed with half strength fertilizer every two weeks; prefers humidity; resents transplantation; bright, filtered light

PROPAGATION:
Take cuttings of vertical shoot tips; seed

COMMENTS:
Althought it is not of the genera Pinus as its common name would imply, the Norfolk Island Pine's cone seeds are a favourite food source for parrots

 

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