This unique plant is a true cultigen, and is believed... more
Pandanus amaryllifolius - Dwarf Screwpine, Pandan
This unique plant is a true cultigen, and is believed to have been domesticated in ancient times. It is sterile and can only reproduce vegetatively through suckers or cuttings. It was first described from specimens from the Maluku Islands, and the rare presence of male flowers in these specimens may indicate that it is the origin of the species. However, as no other wild specimens have been found, this is still conjecture. Pandan is an upright, green plant with fan-shaped sprays of long, narrow, blade-like leaves and woody aerial roots. It has fragrant leaves which are used widely for flavoring in the cuisines of Southeast Asia and South Asia. The characteristic aroma of pandan is caused by a special aroma compound that gives white bread, jasmine rice, and basmati rice (as well as bread flowers Vallaris glabra) their typical smell. Great container plant and a houseplant, compact and slow growing, very tropical looking!
Palm-like bush or tree. Green leaves are spirally... more
Pandanus x tectorius - Screw Pine
Palm-like bush or tree. Green leaves are spirally arranged. Great specimen plant. Pandanus is a very adaptable plant, though it prefers hot, dry conditions. It is relatively cold hardy, and drought tolerant. Very exotic look! See picture of the actual plants for sale.