This handsome indoor pine plant reaches a recorded height of 200ft. in it native habitat. As a household plant it will grow to a much more manageable 2 to 6ft. It is a slow grower and after reaching this height is past its best. The Norfolk Island pine is appealing because of its tiered branches covered with pale green needles. Pruning is not recommended, although this will encourage bushier growth if the plant becomes straggly. The lower branches can be cut off when they become bare. Araucaria requires a bright well lit position and will enjoy a spell outdoors on mild days. It likes freely circulating air but, not central heating. In summer it needs a lot of moisture, so mist frequently. Indoors it should last for many years. It can also be used as a Christmas tree.