About a year ago I was given two Pandanus plants (species unknown). All I know was the guy said when he was in Hawaii he obtained seeds and grew the plants. Because he lives in a mobile home park and was totally over planted, the landlord forbid him from planting any more plants; hence why he gave the pandanus plants to me. What I'm trying to discern is just what species of pandanus they are.
Photos 1 and 2 below show one of the two pandanus mentioned above, an overall photo and a closer up leaf photo.
Photos 3 and 4 below show a clumping pandanus species I have growing back in my wooded area. This pandanus was given to me about 10 years ago by a Palmtalk member. I don't recall him telling me what species it was.
Photo 5 shows three potted Pandanus tectorius I bought last July from Floribunda. Note that these are a different shade of green than one in photo 1. I would never have purchased these if in fact pandanus 1 is also Pandanus tectorius.
Regardless, I will find a place for those in photo 5. I may just plant them as a group.
I understand Pandanus tectorius develops a trunk, branches, and stilt roots. I was hoping the pandanus in photo 1 will grow a trunk, branches, etc.
But the pandanus in my wooded area, after 10 years or more, obviously doesn't develop a trunk, branches, etc.
Anybody have any guesses as to what species 1 and 3 are?
I was at Fairchild's nursery and came across this neat little guy... does anyone know what species it is or has anyone ever seen another like it? Thanks in advance!
From seeds, I really ignore how it becomes, can you post your pictures?
By FNQ Marcus
These pandanus are located in the former Julatten palmetum.
These two monsters are originally from Papua New Guinea and are planted close to the house.
(apparently the caterpillars on the vine are more interesting)
For scale my partner Claire is standing between the roots.
I'm not a big fan of variegated pandanus, but this one deserved inclusion.