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Pandanus tectorius Thatch Screwpine Pandan besar Pandanaceae

 

Thatch Screwpine, Screwpine, pandan besar, Pandanus tectorius

 

Pandanus tectorius

Thatch Screwpine, Screwpine, pandan besar, Pandanus tectorius

Family:Pandanaceae
From Polynesia, this species is often wider than its height and the weight of its branches is supported by stout, buttress-like aerial roots. Male flowers are strongly and sweetly scented.
The leaves have long spines on their edges and also on the undersides of the midrib, and they are used for thatching and weaving into mats, baskets and other essentials.
Cultivation: 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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