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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: Can grow up to 20 feet but usualy kept trimmed.
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Produces aerial prop roots
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Not toxic, but leaves are used to repel certain insects including cockroaches
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Other: Sucker shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Pandan wangi

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Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2018-03-04
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: September 2012

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Location: Southwest Florida
Date: May 2012
The leaves of this plant are widely used in Asian cooking.
  • Posted by greene (Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) - Zone 8b) on Aug 23, 2013 10:43 PM concerning plant:
    In Southeast Asia this plant is often seen growing in the kitchen garden. The young leaves are harvested and used to flavor rice, iced tea, and hot tea. Chicken wrapped in the leaves takes on the aroma. Sweet desserts, such as ice cream or sherbet, take on the aroma as well as the green coloring from the leaves. Sometimes the leaves are folded into a rose shape (similar in appearance to our Palmetto Rose) or other shapes and hung inside the home or in vehicles as an air freshener and to repel insects, such as cockroaches. The plant prefers some shade and cannot tolerate temperatures below 30 degrees F. The plant is not a "houseplant," however, and must be treated with respect to overwinter indoors successfully.
    This domesticated plant is believed to be sterile and must be vegetatively propagated.

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