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Pandanus odoratissimus

Screw pine

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  • Pandanus odoratissimus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Pandanus odoratissimus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Pandanus odoratissimus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • Height4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Pandanus odoratissimus (Screw pine). This species is about 6m tall it has long slender leaves edged with sharp spines, The male trees have showy white flower bracts, while the female trees bear pineapple-like fruit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Hawaii, Tahiti

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.

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  • Pandanus odoratissimus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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  • Pandanus odoratissimus | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They need a tropical or subtropical climate with full sun or partial-shade. Grow them in moist, well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds, make sure you soak for about 24 hours before planting them.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds; make sure you soak for about 24 hours before planting them. Or you can propagate from suckers in spring or by cuttings of lateral shoots in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and scale insects may be troublesome.

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