These special little trees are not in fact a true pine tree - surprise, surprise! They are considered a tropical plant, even though they can withstand colder temperatures. All this means for us houseplant lovers, is that it will be more interested in humid environments than dry ones. Keep away from heaters and the like. It makes a really sweet alternative to the traditional Chrissy tree, or just an interesting textured addition to a leafy plant collection.
Botanical name Araucaria heterophylla
Care requirements Easy
Light needs Bright indirect light, with a few hours of sunlight on its foliage a day if possible.
Water care Prefers slightly moist soil through summer months, but allow the topsoil to dry out between watering during winter months.