Looking for Pandan plant - Pandanus amaryllifolius

Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZMarch 14, 2012

Does anyone have this plant? I'd like to know how it does here in Phoenix. I've read that it doesn't like the cold but I want to know if anyone have any success growing this outdoor here all year round.

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thisisme(az9b)

I purchased a big one and failed. The hot dry heat killed it. It likes hot humid climates. If I were to try again I would plant in a nice fertile loam and keep it moist and under 50 percent shade cloth during the summer. You will have to protect it during the winter as they are very cold sensitive.

The place I purchased from is no linger in business. The first place I would look would be a large Asian Market like Lee Lee's. They sell it there so I'm pretty sure they could get plants if you asked.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 12:16AM
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Raimeiken - z9b - Peoria, AZ

wow they sound like a lot of work.

Did you have it in full sun?

how cold sensitive is it? like

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 12:40AM
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thisisme(az9b)

Pandanus amaryllifolius is a Tropical plant. They are a bit more sensitive than tomato plants. My plant was in afternoon shade. Remember these are not semi-tropical they are tropical. They like high heat and high humidity. If the air is to cold they die or to dry they die.

It can be grown indoors. Outdoors will take some special care unless you have a farm where the evaporation from the fields increases the relative humidity to create a proper micro climate.

There are some plants for sale on eBay right now. Don't bother buying from any source outside the USA. I tried twice and customs got it both times.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 11:38PM
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