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Pandanus tectorius

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pandanus tectorius Syn Pandanus baptistii, Pandanus Palm, Gold Striped Screwpine,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Trees Tufting

A tropical, native, ornamental tree that adds structure and architecture to the landscape. Naturally occurring along the coastal dunes of eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales. It can develop into a showy trunked plant on maturity with vibrant green arching strap like foliage with sharp spines along the margins. The roots and fruit also add to the structural features. Requires a warm tropical climate.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Coastal Garden, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Roundabouts / Splitters, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Pandanaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High