Norfolk Island ClimateThe Norfolk Island Climate
Isle of Norfolk Pine needs TLC
Contrary to most Scots stone marshes known in the Midwest, the Norfolk Island marsh is far too delicate to be planted in our climate outside, and in fact it is not a real one. Botanical known as Araucaria heterocophylla, the species is found on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific between Australia and New Zealand.
It has a clear and cold climate, with day time temperature of 60 to 70°C and a little bit colder at day. Though the Norfolk pinewood adapts to the broad, oblique lighting, the best looking plants are those exposed to a few long periods of exposure to the sun.
For a one-way angle, turn the tree a 1/4 turn per week so that it does not tilt to one side. If it grows, give it a fertiliser designed for houseplants. It' s not uncommon that in the cold season the crop is in a resting phase during which it does not need to be fertilized.
When the top of the earth is feeling wet in the pan, sprinkle the plants with it. Ensure that there is enough fresh air to allow a small amount of surplus to leak through the lower drain-hole. Dispose of residual flow after approx. 15 mins. The biggest challenge for the average homeowner is to give this crop the high level of air moisture it needs.
The Norfolk pinewood flourishes at 50 per cent RH, but it is not uncommon for the typical home to fall to 15 per cent during the cold winters unless measures are taken to improve it. Operating a moisturizer increases human and vegetable convenience and is the most efficient way to appropriately elevate humidification.
When this happens gradually over the course of a period of time, it is probably just a natural ageing of the twigs or possibly a lower level of luminous activity; however, if many of your twigs are tanning or if the issue is further spread among the twigs, be aware of issues with either too much or too little moisture, draught, cold draught, too little or too little relative humid.
If cared for properly, the Norfolk Scots stone grows out of most interiors, which is not astonishing when you consider that it can grow up to 200 ft in its natural environment!