The Norfolk Island Pine was discovered on Captain Cook's second voyage (1772-1775), and was subsequently introduced into cultivation in 1793. Captain Cook? That Captain Cook? It is now widely planted throughout the world in subtropical regions, often in coastal areas.
Commonly grown in pots and tubs as a decorative indoor plant, this luscious beauty loves to be shown off.
It looks like a pine with horizontal needle-like branches, but it is not part of the pine genus. Go figure!
Light: Bright indirect light but performs best if given a couple of hours of direct sunlight each day Height: 5-6' (container) / 100' (outside, Zone 11 or higher) Width: 3-4' (container) / 20-25' (outside, Zone 11 or higher) Hardiness: Zone 11 Bloom Time: Non-flowering Color: Light-green foliage Habit: Tree form Water: Moist soil and humid air. Water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Feeding: Use all-purpose monthly
Suggestions: You can combine other plants with the Norfolk Island Pine, but give plenty of room for it's mature roots. Perhaps add something to spill over like an Variegated Creeping Fig Vine (Ficus pumila 'Variegata'). A lovely design statement planted in a large container with river rocks covering the soil.