Identification: can you tell me what plant this is?

Discussion in 'Araucariaceae' started by billwag, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. billwag

    billwag New Member

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    a friend of mine gave this to me just wondering what it is?
     

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    releafinghockeysticks New Member

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    Popularly called a Norfolk Pine, it is a very popular house plant, from the south Pacific I believe. Not hardy, but good to give the feel of outdoors to an indoor space. Likes to be kept moist and likes decent humidity. Don't recall the botanical name though. Can grow quite large and last a long time if given the right care. Quite popular in conservatories and botanical gardens, became widespread during Victorian times.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Araucaria heterophylla.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Coral Reef Araucaria Araucaria columnaris. Very commonly mis-sold as A. heterophylla.
     

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