Norfolk Island Pine Trees

Restarting a Norfolk Island Pine

fle1981 added on October 18, 2012 | Answered

Is it possible to get starts from my existing Norfolk Island Pine plant? How would I do that?

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Answered on October 19, 2012

You can propagate this tree by taking soft cuttings. Simply cut a tender shoot that is at least six inches long, removing the lower sets of leaves. Dip the cutting in a rooting compound (available at any garden center) and then stick the cutting in a pre-moistened, well-draining potting mix (at least 1-2 inches).

Cover the pot with a clear piece of lightweight plastic and place in an area with indirect sunlight (east window) or under fluorescent lighting. Check for rooting after a couple weeks by genetly pulling on the stem. If you feel resistance, remove the plastic covering and be sure to keep the soil moist. The plant should then be treated as any other seedling.

For more information on taking cuttings, this article should help:

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