Norfolk Island Pines, simply called Star Pines or Norfolk Pines, are stately symmetrical evergreens that originated on the Norfolk Island of Australia. Many people use these as living Christmas trees.
Norfolk Pines come small enough to sit on a table and large enough to fill the corner of a large room with tall ceilings. When purchasing a Norfolk Pine as a houseplant, ensure that the plant has multiple trunks. This prevents it from looking bare and skinny as it grows taller. These plants are not considered poisonous, but if a child or pet eats the pine needles, it will cause severe stomach problems.