Pandanus - “Screw Pine”
Pandanus or “Screw Pine” grow in warm humid climates with plenty of sun. The slow habit means that specimen plants are prized in the garden as they develop spreading limbs and whorled heads of foliage growth.
Light: Full sun to dappled sun is the best exposure to meet the demands of these plants..
Water: While Pandanus are known for drought tolerance, their foliage will look its best and freshest with fairly even watering. You can let the soil feel dry just a bit below the surface. Always avoid any excess or standing water.
Environment: A humid cushion is great for these plants - avoid any standing water on the leaves.
Toxicity: Reported to be toxic if ingested.
Of Note:Older / lower leaves will fade and these can be cleared / trimmed away as they deplete.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.