Houzz Logo Print

New Norfolok pine tree, stem snapped halfway down

10 years ago

I recieved a small norfolk pine tree as a gift today, and for once this one isn't painted garishly bright green for Christmas like all the others I've seen but has been left natural. It consists of five little plants, and originally three were about 15 inches tall and two about 9 inches. In the car, one of the taller stems was broken back to 8 inches. It still has a few sets of branches. Will this trunk ever develop a new growing point(s) or wil it die back now? Should I leave it or chop it down completely?

i know 5 plants per pot isn't an ideal way to grow them but I do not want to risk harming the plants dividing them (and have no room for 5 individual trees inside).

Comments (7)