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Pandanus tectorius

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PAN-dan-us tek-TOR-ee-us
Description

A tropical plant with over 600 species in the screwpine family. The species is a variegated dwarf variety that gets no more than 2 feet tall and is commonly grown as a houseplant. Palm-like strappy leaves with visible 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.


 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Veitchii'
'Veitchii'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#houseplant#interiorscape#palm#variegated leaves#strappy#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Veitchii'
'Veitchii'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#houseplant#interiorscape#palm#variegated leaves#strappy#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pandanus
    Species:
    tectorius
    Family:
    Pandanaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Austrailia, Madagascar, southeast Asia, and the southwestern Pac
    Dimensions:
    Height: 13 ft. 0 in. - 46 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Separate male and female plants. Male flowers in racemes, are small, fragrant, and short-lived, lasting only a single day. The flowers are grouped in 3 and gathered in large clusters of about 1 foot and are surrounded by big white bracts. Female flowers resemble pineapples.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Vibrant green strappy leaves with variegated ivory stripes on edges
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Bark Description:
    Brown ringed bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container