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Pandanus sp. - White center


Carlo Morici

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This Pandanus produces white leaves and pups, which turn green as they get older.

Any idea?

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Carlo

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Thank you Eric, but ... are you sure? I thought Pandanus veitchii had stripes all over, not a white center like this.

I really know nothing about this plant, it was a gift of a friend who found it in one of those fancy indoor plant mixes that often come from Holland. And his plant is not much larger than the one I showed, so we are still far to see flowers or the overall habit.

Carlo

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It could also be baptisii, no?

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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I don't think it is baptistii, because:

Pandanus baptistii is spineless (and green, or striped).

This one has tiny weak spines all over its margins.

I really know little about Pandanus anyway.

Carlo

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I grew that for almost two years. Hard to imagine it as an outdoor landscape Pandanus since it grew so slowly. The one i had was your size when i started and for those almost two years in a tropical greenhouse it, maybe,grew to twice the height. At the same time Pandanus sandersi  Had broke it's pot and i had made many,many,cuttings and new plants.

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Thank you Stan, mine is slow too. It seems we are talking about the same plant. As winter arrived I instictively took my plant in a greenhouse, away from the real life. It decidedly looks fragile.

Can anybody else give an opinion?

Carlo

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They usually have white stripes. I have grown them and young pups frequently would produce solid white leaves but always lost this characteristic as they matured.

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Aha! So it is a juvenile Pandanus veitchii which will eventually become striped?

Carlo

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