10 House Plants to Give During the Holidays

Ramon Gonzalez
Living / Lawn & Garden
December 14, 2012

Norfolk Island Pine

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Norfolk Island Pine tree

credit: Costa Farms

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Norfolk Island pines make pretty good approximations of Christmas trees for tabletops when they are small. Taller plants can even substitute for a full-sized Christmas tree in your home. Costa Farms is the grower for many of the Norfolk Island pines you see as impulse buys at drugstore counters and at garden centers and nurseries across the country--and they come dressed to party for the holidays.

If you’re trying to go for the Charlie Brown Christmas tree look, give a Norfolk Island pine a try. But you should know that little six inch plant could one day grow as tall as twelve feet as a houseplant. The trees are native to the Norfolk Island where they can grow as tall as 100 feet.

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