Growing Norfolk Pines

Growing Norfolk Pines
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Growing Norfolk PinesNorfolk Pines are available in all sizes and make a great centerpiece, entryway plant or Christmas tree ! It's slow growing and needs 2-3 hours of sun in the winter and bright, but indirect light in the summer. A north window is a good place for a Norfolk Pine.

NEVER let it dry out!

Once the needles fall off they will never grow back, which will result in a sad looking tree. Keep it away from heat sources and hot dry drafts. They like being misted throughout the winter.

Use a standard house plant fertilizer and water about once or twice a week or so, keeping the soil evenly moist, but not soggy.

Test the soil with your finger and if it feel damp hold off on watering. If the branches start to droop it may not be getting enough light or there may be a warm draft reaching it. Try changing locations.

Norfolk pines can be moved outside in the warm weather. Keep them out of direct sunlight and bring them inside before temperatures get below 50 degrees or so. They are a great tree for the holidays and year round!

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Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at Harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.

 
 

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