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Pandanus odoratus Pandan Pandan laut Pandanaceae

 

 Pandan laut, Pandan, Pandanus odoratus

 

Pandanus odoratus

 Pandan laut, Pandan, Pandanus odoratus

Found through most of the tropical Asian and Pacific region, this species is up to 20-ft (6-m) tall and has long slender leaves edged with sharp spines.
In common with most species it has strong aerial roots that form a stout buttress base. Male trees have showy white flower bracts, while female trees bear pineapple-like fruit.
The foliage is used for thatch and weaving.
The male flowers and foliage also have culinary uses. Flowering colors: White
Cultivation: They require a tropical or subtropical climate, full sun or part-shade, and moist, well-drained soil.
They can be treated as house plants when young provided they are given ample water. Keep the plants tidy by removing dead and damaged leaves.
Propagate from seed, soaked for 24 hours before planting, or by detaching rooted suckers.

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