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Pandanus amaryllifolius


Pandanus amaryllifolus, known as pandan or screw pine, is an evergreen tropical with fragrant leaves used in culinary dishes.

Pandanus amaryllifolus, commonly known as pandan, screw pine, or screw palm, is a tropical evergreen with long, strappy, fragrant leaves that are formed on erect stems reaching up to 10 feet in height in tropical regions but smaller as a houseplant. Flowering rarely occurs. The plant is commercially cultivated for its leaves which are prized in southeast Asian cuisine for their aromatic fragrance in rice dishes, soups, stews and curries. The fragrance is often described as floral, sweet, grassy, and vanilla-like. It is very easy to grow and offers a tropical appeal in the garden and container. Protect from winter cold as a potted houseplant.

Common Name: Screw Pine

Family: Pandanaceae (The Pandan or Screw Pine Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-12

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time:

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Unknown in the wild but other species occur in dry and moist sites throughout the tropics, often along beaches.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Tropical Africa

Asia and the Pacific - Pacific Islands

Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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