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Family: Araukariengewächse (Araucariaeceae)
Species: Norfolk pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
Trivial Names: Araucaria heterophylla, norfolk pine, andes pine
Origin: australian Norfolk Island
- conical growth habit
- grows up to 2 m in indoor cultivation
- grey-brown, scaled bark
- female cones up to 18 cm, male cones circa 4 cm long
- light- to darkgreen, needle-like 4-5 mm long leaves
The Norfolk pine (Araucaria heterophylla) comes from a subtropical climate zone, where there are only two seasons: the rainy, mild vegetation phase between April and September, and the cool, dry winter break between October and March.
- the root bale shouldn´t ever dry out, but there should also be no waterlogging
- there is more water, when the surface is dried out
- please use only collected rainwater or decalcified water
- if your pine is positioned on a flower pot saucer without pebbles, you should empty it after every 20 minutes
During the main growth phase you should spoil your Norfolk fir every 14 days with a liquid fertilizer. Hobby gardeners swear by Azalea-fertilizer, because this comes closer to the needs of the conifers than the special preparations for firs or other green plant fertilizer.