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InvisibleKBG1977
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My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine)
    #9664008 - 01/23/09 05:55 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hers is my awesome Norfolk Island pine.The tree is endemic to Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.It is grown in Australia,and even Florida,but Norfolk island is the only place where it originally grows.I found two of these on the side of the road this past summer.they were brown almost dead,and not even in pots.Some idiot just threw them out:mad2:I gave one to my mom,and kept one for myself.Well after months of nursing it back to health mine looks awesome I might add:grin:It was a really nice dark green,but the freezing temps we've had messed it up a bit.It's hard to believe that this guy was about two and a half feet tall when I first got it,now it's up to my neck!!! Anybody else ever try their hand at growing this awesome tree?


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9664605 - 01/23/09 07:55 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Cool, Araucaria is a great genus, here in Brazil we have Araucaria angustifolia up in the mountains in the south and then in the mountains of NE, nowhere else. Its under exctinction, people cut it for its wood.

I have a seedling of A. angustifolia but it doesn´t grows very much (at least it doesn´t dies).


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: felixhigh]
    #9664633 - 01/23/09 08:04 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I love my norfolk pines, THE COOLEST PINE EVER!!!!

I also have this thing called a New Zealand Tea Rose which I highly recommend. It's really pretty

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InvisibleKBG1977
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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: felixhigh]
    #9664646 - 01/23/09 08:06 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks man,yeah,it is a species of concern in it's native range due to the excellent quality of wood it has.Did you know they aren't even true pines?How old is your seedling?I wonder why it doesn't grow much?I've had to transplant mine three time in the past few months,because it kept out growing the pots,and getting so big and tall a slight wind would tip it over.For some strange reason my dog loves to set near this plant:grin:Oh,and I just saw your post bloodnashes666,it is a cool tree:grin:Umm your link of the tea rose didn't work.I really want to know what one is:grin:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9664671 - 01/23/09 08:14 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I think you can have that on the ground already.
Cuz if it gets as big as ours, there´s no pot that will be enough for it.

My seedling is some years old and doesnt grows much. :crankey:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: felixhigh]
    #9664683 - 01/23/09 08:17 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Well,I'll be moving in a few months,and I don't want to put it in the ground,and have to leave it.Yeah,they get huge,and eventually i will have to put it in the ground.what conditions do you grow your seedling under?I give mine loads of fertilizer,and full sun.Is your indoors?


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9664698 - 01/23/09 08:21 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

My seelding is on very old soil (low in nutes) and on a shady spot. Its always been like this.


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: felixhigh]
    #9664769 - 01/23/09 08:34 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

That's your problem then.Move it to some sun,and give it some ferts man:grin:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9664786 - 01/23/09 08:37 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

good job on saving that specimen and nursing it back to health! nice tree man :thumbup:

how come i never find plants that people have thrown out lol

they aren't a true pine are they?


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: Dr. uarewotueat]
    #9664802 - 01/23/09 08:41 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks man,when I saw it,it really hurt me that somebody threw it out in the scorching sun to die.I always find plants that people give up on,and toss to the curb.found a bunch of Sago palms one time,and some Banana plants too.No,they aren't a true pine,but are in the pine family,not sure how that works:grin:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9664825 - 01/23/09 08:45 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

well think of it like this:
those plants that you have found and got for nothing can make up for the ones that mother nature decided to take away from you :wink:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: Dr. uarewotueat]
    #9664867 - 01/23/09 08:53 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah,I guess that sounds about right:grin:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9668615 - 01/24/09 08:01 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

They are really cool.  I still have one my mom gave me as a little kid.  It is now about 7ft tall but growing slow due to being in part shade.  When it was small, I used to have it on my window sill and decorate it with tiny ornaments during xmas.

They also grow them in coastal southern California, I've seen some probably 30ft in people yards.


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: melfdis]
    #9669618 - 01/24/09 02:04 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

:laugh: They are a beautiful tree!
I bet you can't wait, until they start giving (fruit?) the size of watermelons, and covered in spines!!!
Used to have one of them growing in the backyard, i remember playing brandy with the seedpods/cones/fruit, made for an interesting time.
Unfortunately, dad cut it out due to the roots protruding into our house structure and piping :frown:

They get mighty big, and leave a hellish mess :P


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: Kanker]
    #9669761 - 01/24/09 03:44 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah,they are a beautiful tree.I just hope mine will not over grow the big ass pot it's in before I move.Eventually I will have to put it in the ground,and I'm thinking I may donate it to a State park or something instead of putting it in my yard.I move around too much,and would end up having to eventually leave it.At least if i put it in a park,I could come visit it for years to come:grin:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9669783 - 01/24/09 03:57 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Cool pine, I like the miniature pincher too!!!


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: lqdtrance]
    #9669794 - 01/24/09 04:07 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks man,and that dog is as mean as a full grown pincher:grin:She thinks she owns the yard.Now if she would just keep the damn birds from destroying my cacti:mad2:


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: KBG1977]
    #9669810 - 01/24/09 04:19 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah, most little dogs are like that. My mom has a few chihuahua's that think they are huge fierce dogs.


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: lqdtrance]
    #9669820 - 01/24/09 04:24 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

If that baby ever throws off some seeds I would love to get my hands on some.


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Re: My Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk island Pine) [Re: lqdtrance]
    #9669850 - 01/24/09 04:42 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

You can have all you want man,although I'm not sure on the flowering/seeding process of this plant.I'm going to research it more.


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