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Q.My Norfolk Pine’s main branch is turning brown from the bottom of the trunk up. Some needle branches have turned brown and fallen

Zone 23322 | Anonymous added on June 1, 2020 | Answered

off. The browning of the trunk is almost 3/4’s up the 5 foot Pine. I have had this plant for at least 6 years and has always been healthy looking except for a few branches dying and dropping from time to time. If the main branch is brown from bottom, up, is this a sure sign it is dying? It still has lots of new needle shoots at the top of it. It has always been indoors.

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Answered on June 1, 2020

Our experts say that this older plant needs more frequent fertilization, like every 3-4 months.

Here are two helpful articles: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/norfolk-pine/norfolk-dropping-branches.htm

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