At Bloomscape, we’re excited to ship festive Norfolk pines to holiday lovers across the country. Read on to learn more about this slow-growing plant, the benefits of opting for a living Christmas tree, and of course, how to care for it when temperatures rise and Ol’ Saint Nick is back at the North Pole.
This year, instead of going artificial, offer a home to a living tree to grow and thrive. This helps not only reduce your carbon footprint but also to improve your home’s air quality. Cut Christmas trees drop many needles over the holidays, drying out quickly thanks to heated indoor air. If you notice that your Norfolk Pine Tree is limp and drooping then this might be a sign it is not receiving enough humidity and is too dry.
You will know when it’s time to water your Norfolk pine tree when about 25% of the soil volume in its pot is dry. You will notice if the Norfolk pine tree is too dry when the tips of the branches turn brown and crispy. If you plan on planting your Norfolk Tree out in the garden after the holiday season has wrapped, here are some quick tips and essential information.
If you do live in one of these regions, find a place in the yard that is bright and receives lots of natural light. If you live in a colder region, but would still prefer your Norfolk pine to stay outdoors during the summer, leave it in its pot rather than planting it in the ground. Norfolk pines are awesome indoor plants as they improve the air quality and are visually stunning.
Keep in mind they are mildly toxic to pets and can cause possible vomiting or stomach irritation if needles are consumed. If you’re interested in adding a living Christmas tree to your home this December, you can’t go wrong with a Norfolk pine, large or small.