- Sun Exposure
New Caledonia and Norfolk Island
Araucaria heterophylla, or the Norfolk Island Pine, is descended from an ancient lineage of cone-bearing trees, existing long before flowers evolved. These trees would have been lost to history during the Cretaceous Extinction Event, if it were not for a few members of the species surviving on Norfolk Island, in the South Pacific. Although most cone-bearing trees like pines are better suited for cold conditions, the Norfolk Island Pine is uniquely tropical. These trees can survive the salt sprays from the ocean and the heat of the tropical day - most other plants cannot.
A holiday tree for all seasons.