Norfolk Island Pine Trees

Bottom Branches of My Norfolk Pine Dropped Off

Anonymous added on November 1, 2016 | Answered

All the bottom branches of my Norfolk pine dropped off. Can I plant it deeper in the pot? Or will that cause the stem to rot? We just moved into a house with strictly wood stove heat so our house gets really dry and hot. I think this is why all the lower branches fell off. They drooped and when I touched them they fell off. They didn't really feel dry just limp. I just got a humidifier I am going to set up by my Norfolk which I hope helps. Should I mist it on top of that? I have had this plant for six years and it seems to get less bushy as time goes on. How can I get it bushier? I looked at air layering but I think the stem is too thin. Everywhere says not to trim it back either. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Answered on November 2, 2016

Watering, humidity and fertilizer are key to healthy Norfolk Island Pine houseplants.
You should not try to plant it deeper into a pot.

Here is a link that will help you correct the branch drop on your plant.

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