Norfolk Island Pine Trees
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Norfolk Island Pine( house plant)

Zone 28625, Statesville, NC | Anonymous added on December 5, 2017 | Answered

My tree has very long branches, soom are 4 ft. long. What causes this? The plant is about 5-6 years old. Some of the long branches have falling off, The tree itself is about 5 ft. tall. What should I do to it? Thank you, Deborah Neill, [email protected]

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on December 6, 2017

Norfolk pines do grow to be quite tall and wide, so your tree is probably just engaging in its normal growth habits. If the tree looks too sparse and stretched-out or "leggy", it may be suffering from low light or these other problems:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/established-plants-leggy.htm

Also see this article about branch drop in Norfolk pines:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/norfolk-pine/norfolk-dropping-branches.htm

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