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All About the Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Island Pine

Araucaria heterophylla

Norfolk Island Pines are native to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific between Australia and New Zealand.  These tropical conifers reach a height of over 200 feet in their native environment.  In the US these plants are used as "Living Christmas Trees" then stay indoors as a houseplant or can be planted outside in a tropical climate.  If you ever travel down to South Florida to places like Miami or the Keys, you will spot these super tall and slender pines standing way above houses and other trees.  Norfolk's like either a bright location indoors or outside in part to full sun.  They also prefer to dry out between watering so don't keep their feet wet.