Q. How does one propagate a Norfolk Island pine?

How does one propagate a Norfolk Island pine?
My Norfolk Island pine is approximately 3.5 ft tall (from soil level to tip) and 3 ft. across. I have been asked how to propagate this beautiful houseplant.


I am sorry to say that purchasing a plant from a commercial grower is your best bet.

Only a tip cutting from the very top of old Norfolk Island pine plants will develop into a completely symmetrical specimen. Horizontal growth cuttings do not develop into an erect tree for any Araucaria species of garden or home interest. So the easiest method to grow Araucaria heterophylla is from seed but even growing successfully from seed is considered impractical for an indoor grower.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service


  • Last Updated Feb 01, 2019
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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