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Posted by In Bloom Florist on November 29, 2021 | Last Updated: May 4, 2023 Plant Info

December Plant: Norfolk Pine

Our December Plant Of The Month:

Norfolk Pine
Araucaria heterophylla

Tis’ the season for a Norfolk Pine tree. These plants are hardy, easy-care, and make a great addition to your holiday display. Our favorite part about these, you can plant them in the ground and watch them grow. Find out more about these lovely holiday plants below and how to care for them past the holiday season!

Origin & Fun Facts
(so you can be the expert)

Native To: As the name suggests, Norfolk pines come from Norfolk island, which is located in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and New Caledonia.

In The Wild: Even though these pines come about during the holiday season they actually prefer tropical climates, not the cold weather! They can be found in South Florida and Hawaii.

Species: These species are evergreen timber and an ornamental conifer of the family Araucariaceae.

Fun Fact: These pines can grow about 2 feet per year, they can grow indoors anywhere between 5-8 feet tall. These pines can also purify your air indoors!

Caring is Preparing
(for the elements)


Bright, indirect light is preferable, but they can withstand a medium-lit space.


Keep these in a brighter room so your pine can remain full.


Plant them in the ground, in a warmer climate! Avoid putting them outside if it is frosty or cold.


Only water your Norfolk every 1-2 weeks. Feel about an inch into the soil to check if it needs water.

Signs of too much water:

Mushy soil for weeks, or signs of root rot.

Signs of too little water:

Dried, crispy branches.

Styling Your Norfolk Pine
(in the perfect location)

This holiday season decorate your space with a Norfolk pine! Hang mini ornaments from the branches, put a star on top, or place pinecones around the base to create a festive holiday tree!


These are mildly toxic to pets, they may cause an upset stomach if ingested. We recommend keeping it out of reach to be safe.


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