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We're Pining For Christmas

Plant of the Week: Norfolk Island Pine

This little beauty with soft needles, distinctive flat branches and a naturally symmetrical shape is a popular choice for indoor holiday decorating. The small and medium size varieties of the Norfolk Island pine are often used as accent trees during the holidays and make a great tabletop tree for offices, apartments or anywhere space is limited. When decorating the Norfolk Island for Christmas, be sure to use small, light-weight ornaments and mini lights to prevent damage to the branches and needles. And once the holidays are over, this little tree will continue to add a touch of green to your space. Easy to maintain, the Norfolk Island pine can grow inside for many years. Indoors they prefer a sunny location and like to be near a window but away from direct heat. Be sure to transplant your tree to a larger planter once it out grows its current container.