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Araucaria heterophylla

Regular price£19.00

Medium / direct lightBright / direct lightNot pet friendly

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Plant Bio

Araucaria heterophylla is part of the Araucariaceae family and its native range of this species is Norfolk Island where it grows in the wet tropical biome. It is a conifer with a pyramidal to columnar shape and features whorled, horizontal branches with secondary branches that tend to droop slightly. A. heterophylla grows off the coast of Australia, in Norfolk Island where it grows on basalt sea cliffs and interior rainforests, here it can reach 60m in height. It has needle-like, awl-shaped juvenile leaves but as the plant matures, its adult leaves become scale-like and lanceolate. 

Genus name comes from the Araucanian Indians of central Chile to whose territory Araucaria is native. Specific epithet comes from Greek hetero meaning ‘different’ and phylla meaning ‘leaves’.

Light: Araucaria heterophylla appreciate periods of full sun; this helps it to develop compact symmetrical growth. You should grow it in a place that receives bright, filtered sunlight during the day. Be careful to not overexpose to light, as direct, intense light can cause the plant to develop foliage bleach.

Water: Allow the potting mix to dry out almost at least 50% between waterings, aerate the mix with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes. Get used to the weight of your plant when you have first watered it compared to how light it is after a couple of weeks.

Potting mix: A chunky well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite, pine bark and worm castings. You could also add some horticultural grit to the mix to make it even more well draining. 

Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 12-18˚C.

Humidity: Average home humidity is usually fine but consider sitting your plant on a watered pebble tray if your humidity is below 50% at home.

Araucaria heterophylla are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Delivery & Returns


Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 


We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.



Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.



I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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