Araucaria is a genus of the Araucariaceae family that includes several native species of the southern hemisphere. In its natural environment it also reaches 70 meters in height. The name comes from the araucans (Araucanos), the indigenous tribe of Chile. Most of them are goddess plants, that is, there are male plants and female plants of this species. In nature, flowering occurs not before the age of 20 years. It produces fruits called "stems", similar to pine cones, which contain seeds within them.
Exposure and brightness: It is a bonsai from the interior and prefers the half shade, but survives even in very low light conditions.
Temperature: Do not withstand temperatures below -5 ° C; If the temperatures are above 18 ° C it is good to ensure a good degree of humidity.
Soil type: It likes fertile and well drained soil, enriched with organic matter and mixed with coarse sand. It does not tolerate water stagnation.
Irrigation: Requires plenty of water; Water abundantly with poor soapy water every time the soil appears almost dry, especially in summer (even every day, with high temperatures). Use the nebulae on the leaves.
Fertilization: From spring to late summer, with a liquid fertilizer for acidophilic plants diluted in irrigation water.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.