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Posted 2M ago by @miraculousships

Does my little guy look ok?

This guy has been with me for a few months but I haven’t seen any growth, does it need bright light? Last time I put it out by bright light it lost a few branches so I’m not entirely sure what to do here πŸ˜…
#NorfolkIslandPine
2ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
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@miraculousships Oh no! I have mine in a west facing window for afternoon sun and it seems very happy in direct sunlight. I think at one time I may have been overwatering though because Greg has me giving it only 1/2 a cup every 7-8 days πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ maybe the browning was from a repotting? I hope it gets better for you!
@JEB24 ok! I’ll try a bit more light to see if that helps, and also I should measure out my water better πŸ˜… Thanks for the advice !
@miraculousships good luck!!
@JEB24 thanks! Should I be worried it’s on the more brittle side?
I would think brittle means underwatering but I could be wrong. Worst case you could pull it out of the pot, and check the roots to make sure there’s no root rot. Maybe change out the soil and put back in the pot? Good draining in the pot?
@JEB24 there’s decent draining but that’s a good idea, I’ll check it later tonight :)
He looks a bit dry. They like bright light. My tree is about 2 ft from a south window. Do you mist him ?they need extra moisture Mine lives next to a fountain and a humidifier. They actually come from this island just off Australia and they are actually a tropical plant. They don’t like their soil wet but nice loose chunky soil. If they have sufficient moisture their needles are nice and soft and supple. Enjoy , they are not fast growers like some of our plants with leaves but they can grow to be ten feet or so indoors. They love their light !πŸ™ŒπŸŒ±πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€ͺπŸ₯°
You don’t want him to be crispy and dry. He needs a little humidifier for himself.