Tropical Pine Trees

Tropical Pine Trees

Pine trees are famous for their evergreen need-like leaves which can resist extreme coldness in winter day. However, there are a number of pine species which can also grow well in the hot and damp tropical environment. Some famous examples of these pine species include Norfolk pine, Sand pine, Spruce pine and Pond pine trees. They can be adaptive to the high-moisture conditions and flourish happily.

Originated from Pacific Islands, Norfolk pine trees can grow up to 200 feet in height in warm tropical environment. The indoor version of it can reach less than 10 feet high. They prefer to grow in full sunlight and well-drained soil conditions although they can tolerate a number of soil types. As an evergreen pine tree, Norfolk pine cannot resist extreme cold weather in winter, and you should cover your tree if there are some light frost hazard. You should always avoid consumption of their seeds because they are poisonous to human being. Apart from their seeds, other parts of the tree are toxic as well. Some people will have allergy when contacting the tree for a while.

The Spruce pine tree is another tropical pine tree which like damp moist tropical conditions. You can always find them beside the river and swamp. They prefer well-drained soil conditions and mild climates. They usually do not grow in pine forests and you can hardly find one there. Most of them can reach more than 100 feet in height. They are slow-growing trees and it may take them more than 60 years to be fully grown. They are usually used for making paper and some ornamental purposes like Christmas trees etc.

Image provided By brewbooks from near Seattle, USA (Cable Bay, NZ – Norfolk Pine) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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