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Pandanus tectorius ‘Veitchii’

Screw pine

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourLight green edged cream-white

Description

Pandanus tectorius ‘Veitchii’ (Screw pine). An evergreen, arching, upright shrub with rosettes of long, light green leaves with spiny, cream-white edges.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S.E Asia & Pacific islands

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • 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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