This genus from East Africa, Malaysia, Australia and the Pacific
contains about 250 species, a few of which make decorative trees for
seaside gardens and swampy areas .
The sword-shaped, spiny-edged green leaves, arranged spirally at the
ends of the branches, are long and narrow.
The white flowers are very small; the fruit are aggregations of
reddish or yellow berries, up to 12 in (30 cm) in diameter, and
resemble a pineapple.
Flowering colors: White
They require full sun .
Keep the plants tidy by removing dead and damaged leaves.
Propagate from seed, soaked for 24 hours before planting, or by
detaching rooted suckers.