Araucaria heterophylla, also known as the House Pine, Triangle Tree or Christmas Tree plant, grows into a stunning, conical tree with distinctive fan-like branches of needles which are arranged in tiers, making it superb as an indoor decoration. New spring growth is a bright fresh green and this colour is held until the autumn, when it darkens so this really is a must-have plant for year-round impact.
Descended from a very ancient family of conifer-like trees including the familiar Monkey Puzzle, the Norfolk Island pine is tolerant of low temperatures, down to 2C, but does not survive being frozen, so is best grown as a potted tree over winter and then moved outside onto a patio or balcony in the summer, where it makes a zingy lime green architectural tree.
Imagine your ideal Christmas tree - perfectly triangle-shaped, bushy and bright, fresh, festive green - and you've got the Norfolk Island Pine. This is a beautiful tree and worthy of a place in your home over Christmas where it'll bring a touch of Yuletide Joy to everyone who sees it.
Araucaria grows slowly, around 15cm (6in) a year, rarely reaching 1-2m (3-6ft) indoors, so this makes an ideal solution for those people who are thinking of moving home as you can take your Christmas Tree with you in its pot!
Supplied as an established, bushy tree, 1m tall.