How to grow Norfolk island pine

Norfolk island pine grow and care – tree of the genus Araucaria also known as Norfolk pine or Araucaria heterophylla, Norfolk island pine perennial evergreen pinophyta plant, edible plant but mostly used as ornamental plant as shade tree or bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11.

Leaves color green dark to bright the leaves shape it’s triangle with pointed edge, the leaf connected in the end of the leaf and produce rosette shape.

Flower small color yellow flower that grow male and female flower separate (can be on the same tree), grow on a cone in yellow to brown when ripen.

Norfolk island pines

Nut edible and are pines cover with brown nutshell, the nuts grow in a cone the color of the nuts are yellow-cream the fruits doesn’t yield every year.

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How to grow growing Norfolk island pine care:

More than 0C, space to grow.

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes if you want Nuts

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Take a lot of time to get Pines

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn and in hardiness 10b-11 possible winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just when it’s young to cut the brunches that not go straight up

Size of the plant?
20-60 m, 60-180 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing, medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Flower small color yellow flower that grow male and female flower separate (can be on the same tree), grow on a cone.

Pollination is done by:

Edible nuts

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Norfolk island pine Nuts?
Eat raw, paste, roast

Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect from the ground and cruck the nutshell

How long does it take to bear fruit?
20-40 years

Scientific name:

Araucaria heterophylla

How to grow Norfolk island pine

Norfolk island pine tree

Norfolk island pine plant care

Growing Norfolk island pine

Norfolk island pine


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Pinophyta Conifers
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 9

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