Pandanus baptistii variegata

COMMON NAME

Compact Golden Screw Pine

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Pandanaceae

NOTES

Related to bromeliads with a spiraling growth habit, hence the name screw pine. This selection has a showy golden stripe down the leaf center leaf with a smooth edge. Eventually the plant can develop a trunk and get about 6' tall. It is similar to P. sanderi and P. veitchii, but both of these have spiny leaf margins. It has many thick stilt roots near the base which provide support as the plant grows top-heavy with leaves, fruit and branches.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

New Britain island east of New Guinea

NATIVE HABITAT

Not known

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pandanus baptistii variegata