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Pandanus utilis

Screw pine

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  • Pandanus utilis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Features

  • Height14m to 20m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Pandanus utilis (Screw pine). A branched evergreen tree from Madagascar. Bears linear, whorled leaves. Flowers are dioecious.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Madagascar

Interest and use

Foliage, interesting 'skirted' trunk.

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  • Pandanus utilis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Pandanus utilis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They need a tropical or subtropical climate with full sun or partial-shade. Grow them in moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds. Make sure you soak for about 24 hours before planting them.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and red spider mites may be problematic under glass.

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