Pandanus veitchii, Dwarf Variegated Screw Pine

Pandanus veitchii

Dwarf Variegated Screw Pine
Family: Pandanaceae
Origin: Australia
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliagePalm or palm-like plant

Pandanus veitchii is a small shrub that grows between 2 and 5 feet tall. It can tolerate full sun to light shade while growing, but is best placed in semi-shade or a bright location indoors. It requires moderate water and is suitable for growing in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9-11. This plant is most admired for its ornamental foliage - the leaves are long and slender, and have a unique palm-like appearance.

When growing Pandanus veitchii in a pot, it is important to choose a container with plenty of drainage holes. Fill it with an airy, well-draining potting mix and water it regularly so that the top two inches of soil stay slightly moist. In colder climates, it is best to keep this plant indoors as it isn't frost tolerant. Provide your Pandanus veitchii with plenty of light and temperatures of between 65-85°F. Keep the humidity high to ensure the best possible growth.

With its stunning evergreen foliage, Pandanus veitchii makes a great ornamental plant for homes, offices and gardens. Its ability to thrive indoors and out makes it a great choice if you're looking for a plant to add a touch of the tropics to your environment.

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