PlantsPandanus→Screw Pine (Pandanus tectorius)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Pandanus tectorius Accepted
Pandanus baptistii Synonym
Pandanus veitchii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 10 to 30 feet
Plant Spread: 20 to 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves are 2 to 6 feet in length, spiraled at the ends.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Other: Male flowers are short lived and fragrant. Female flowers resemble pineapples.
Flower Color: White
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Dioecious


Posted by Gleni (Macleay Is, Qld, Australia - Zone 12a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:38 PM

Pandanus are dying in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia. It is all because of a small inoffensive leafhopper that is out of control away from its biological control, which is a small inoffensive wasp. For information on the situation, follow as someone tries to save a palm raised from seed in a home garden.

The thread "Attempting to save a Screw Pine Pandanus from death from a leaf-hopper infection" in Tropicals forum

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