How can I make this plant happy?
June 17, 2013 7:58 AM Subscribe
I thought Norfolk Island Pines were supposed to be relatively easy!
posted by rawralphadawg to home & garden (5 answers total)
I have a NIP that I got around Christmas time, of course, and I just can't seem to keep it from a steady decline. It's around 2-2.5 feet tall and I repotted it to a larger pot a couple months after I got it. I only have East facing windows in my apartment or an Eastern balcony. It's currently on the balcony because it looked pretty droopy after winter and I thought it needed more sun, but it's doing worse out there than inside (browning). I've read up on them a bit and some guides suggested they like relatively large amounts of sun and high humidity. I water it a couple times a week now that it's outside and the soil dries out faster. I live in Michigan and the environment I can offer is pretty much set as far as both humidity and sun exposure; can I make it happier or is it doomed?
As an aside, are there other small trees/houseplants that would thrive in this situation?