Araucaria heterophyllla - Monkey Puzzle Christmas Tree

Araucaria heterophyllla - Monkey Puzzle Christmas Tree

The perfect potted Christmas Tree.
  • Bright green needles all year round - this relative of the Monkey Puzzle tree is the perfect alternative to a conventional ChristmasTree.
  • Elegant, distinctive fan-shaped branches with glorious symmetry and triangulation.
  • Can be grown on the patio in summer, and moved indoors over winter.
  • Easy to grow and care for.
  • Supplied as an established plant approx. 1m tall.

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Item: 800128
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Araucaria heterophylla, the Norfolk Island Pine, goes by many names including the House Pine, Triangle Tree or Christmas Tree plant, and forms a stunning, conical tree with distinctive fan-like branches of needles which are arranged in tiers, making a superb specimen for a patio or balcony.

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.

As it is grown mainly in pots and overwintered indoors, the Norfolk Island Pine has gained a reputation of being the perfect Christmas Tree - perfectly triangle-shaped, bushy and bright, fresh, festive green. 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 tree with you in its pot! 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.

Supplied as an established, bushy tree, approx. 1m tall including pot.

What Is Supplied

Item 800128 supplied as:
Supplied as an established tree 1m tall including pot

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Araucaria does best in bright light so should not be placed too far from the window otherwise they will drop their needles. Turn the plant regularly to encourage symmetrical growth.

Care Information

  • Easy to care for, the Norfolk Pine does not need pruning. Any dead or dying branches can be removed with secateurs.
  • Plants can be staked to keep them stable in their pot as they dislike root disturbance that can be caused by rocking.
  • If moved outdoors for the summer, keep Araucaria shaded from hot sun and water regularly to keep the compost moist at all times - although do not allow to stand in water.
  • Araucaria heterophylla is frost tender so needs bringing indoors if frosts are forecast.
  • Over winter, water less frequently, allowing the top inch or so (2.5cm) of compost to dry out between waterings.
  • Apply a general-purpose feed every two weeks from March to September.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
150 cm
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