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

Common names
  • Screw Pine
  • Hala
  • Tahitian Screwpine
  • Thatch Screwpine
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Pandanus tectorius
  • Synonym: Pandanus baptistii
  • Synonym: Pandanus veitchii


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