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Pandanus veitchii

Veitch's screw pine

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Features

  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Growth HabitUpright star-shaped
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourSilvery green

Description

Pandanus veitchii (Veitch's screw pine). An upright, star-shaped, evergreen tree with lance-shaped or lanceolate, silvery green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Screw pine

Origin

Africa, India, Asia & Pacific

Interest and use

Indoor

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Needs

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

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

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, mealy bug.

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