Growing Screw Pine is easy as long as you know the right tips and tricks. here’s all the information on How to Grow Pandanus Veitchii in India!
Screw pine is a small prickly specimen with leaves that resemble like spider plants and pineapples. It is easy to grow, looks great, and also stays manageable indoors. Let’s have a look at How to Grow Pandanus Veitchii in India!
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What makes this plant one of the best choices for indoors is the fact that it adapts well to different growing conditions. So, if you have a bright room, you can keep it there. Don’t have a room that gets direct sunlight? No worries! It will do just fine there too.
How to Grow Pandanus Veitchii?
The right way to propagate Pandanus veitchii is through the shoots. Take the plant out from the pot in summer, and using a clean knife, separate the shoots. Plant them in different pots filled with a perlite-rich potting mix. Water well, cover the pot with a plastic bag, and keep where it gets plenty of bright but indirect light.
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Requirements for Growing Screw Pine
The key to making sure the plant does well is to give it the right mix of light and shade. For this, keep it near an east-facing window. Save the plant from the direct harsh sun exposure of Indian afternoons. It won’t mind a bit of shade too.
Do not water the plant on daily basis. Water it once in 3-4 days depending on the weather. Also, never let the growing medium dry out completely at any point in time.
Pandanus Veitchii is not fussy when it comes to soil and will do just fine in regular garden soil. To boost the growth, amend it with plenty of organic matter and a handful of perlite.
It does best in the temperature range of 22-34 C. Avoid keeping it near the A/C vent.
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Taking Care of Pandanus Veitchii
During the growing stage, feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted to half of its strength, once in 2 weeks. Once the plant establishes itself, you can amend the growing medium with some cow manure.
Pests and Diseases
Look out for aphids and spider mites. Knock them off using a strong jet of water. To keep it disease-free, make sure it gets plenty of air circulation and avoid overwatering.
Some Quick Tips
- It is a great floor plant as long as you give it some room for its leaves to spread.
- Re-pot the plant once in 2 years depending on the growth.
- Avoid keeping the plant in complete shade or full sunlight all the time.