The Q&A Archives: Indoor Care of Norfolk Island Pine

Question: I cannot seem to keep a Norfolk Island Pine indoors over the winter without several branches shriveling and falling off or turning brown and curling. How do I care for it properly so that it looks something like it did when I bought it before Christmas? Richard C. Firely Sr. Philadelphia, PA

Answer: Norfolk Island Pines like bright indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight. In winter, place in direct sunlight. Night temperatures of 50-55 degrees F. and day temperatures of 68-72 F. are ideal but they will tolerate a range of 45-85 degrees F. Keep the soil barely moist and keep them away from cold drafts. Feed every 3-4 months..

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