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Pandanus tectorius

Common Name(s):
Pandan, Screw pine
Cultivar(s):
'Veitchii'
Categories:
Perennials, Trees
Comment:

A tropical plant with over 600 species in the Pandanaceae family. The speices 'vetcheii' is a variegated dwarf variety that gets no more than 2 feet tall and is commonly grown as a houseplant. Native to  Palm-like strappy leaves with visiable parallel veins. They require indirect light as too much sunlight can burn them. Prefers warm, humid conditions.

 

No serious insect or disease problems. Indoor plants are susceptible to scale and mites.



Height:
2 feet
Flower Color:
white
Flower:
White bracts (male), greenish (female), showy and fragrant
Zones:
1012
Form:
Upright
Origin:
Austrailia, Madagascar, southeast Asia, and the southwestern Pacific Islands
Leaf:
Vibrant green strappy leaves with variegated ivory stripes on edges
Tags:
houseplant, container plant, variegated leaves, strappy, foliage, fragrant, interiorscape, palm, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2940

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