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Screw Pine

Pandanus tectorius

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4m

3m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Screw Pine Overview

Native throughout S.E. Asia and the Pacific Islands, this evergreen, upright tree forms whorls of robust branches with linear, leathery blue-green leaves. These have spines along the margins. Flowers are small, simple and petalless, and either male or female, the sexes being produced on different plants. Male flowers are often on branched spikes, while female flowers are in short, cone-like heads (which develop into a pineapple-like fruit when fertilised). Screw pines form thick stilt roots, and make great specimen plants in greenhouses or even as houseplants.

Common problems with Screw Pine

How to propagate Screw Pine

Seed

Suckers

Cuttings

Cuttings of lateral shoots in summer.

Special features of Screw Pine

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Screw Pine

Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.