Habitat: along small permanent stream at the bottom of a narrow sandstone canyon
Description: Previously known only from the Mesozoic fossil record, the Wollemi Pine was rediscovered growing in a remote rainforest gorge in the Blue Mountains approximately 200km west of Sydney, Australia in 1994 by NSW park officer David Noble.
Current wild population numbers fewer than 100 specimens with the largest being approximately 40m tall.
Culture: Fast growing in good light, favours loose acid soils, and temperatures from - 5 to 45°C (23 to 113°F). They are light feeders and in particular should not recieve heavy phosphorous - a fertilzer ratio of 5-1-5 is recommended.
USDA Zone: 7-11
Accession # 200600137
Source: via National Geographic Society
Provenance: acquired via National Geographic Society North American Plant Distribution/Sale - Fall 2006. North American Collection #04965 & #04972
12APR2012 - Plant #04972 donated to Binghamton University