Norfolk Island Pine Exposure

Asked July 27, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

Can this plant be outside in the spring...summer....fall????? How much sun???? Direct????

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Norfolk Island Pines are tropical plants and not true pines. In Michigan they are most often grown as houseplants, but they can be grown in a container outdoors in the summer. They cannot withstand temperatures below 45 degrees. They require well drained soil and high humidity. The following two websites will provide information about growing Norfolk Island Pines, including light and fertilizer requirements.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1321.html

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/norfolkislandpine.html

If you do decide to move your plant outdoors for the summer I suggest checking it very carefully for any signs of insects before bringing it back inside. You don’t want to bring in insects that could adversely affect your other houseplants.

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