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Types of Houseplants

Norfolk Island Pine

Branches of the Norfolk Island Pine are borne in symmetrical tiers with half inch needles. It is native to the south pacific. Often used as a Christmas tree.


Plant in humus potting soil and keep the soil minimally moist. Norfolk Island Pines grow best in bright, indirect sunlight, moderate temperatures and low humidity.

Special Requirements

This plant needs enough light to prevent irregular growth. Turning the plant occasionally will help direct light to all sides.