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Pandanus utilis (2)

EUR 0.35

Hoogte: 3 m.

Bloeit: jaarrond

Type: TTr

Winterhard in: zones 10-11 (10C)

Kuipplant. Unieke plant met steunwortels en uniek gevormde vruchten, die (jong) eetbaar schijnen te zijn.

Zaai-instructies: Kiemt onregelmatig in 4-6 mnd (of langer!), 18-23C.

Plant-instructies: Zonnig, beschut.

 

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Description: Very unique palm Leaves twist as the adult plant grows. They commonly have many thick prop roots near the base, which provide support as the tree grows top-heavy with leaves, fruit, and branches. These roots are adventitious and often branched. The top of the plant has one or more crowns of strap-shaped leaves that may be spiny. Fruit is segmented, and looks much like a pineapple when still on the tree. The plant has both edible fruits as well as long, fibrous leaves used in weaving.

Height: 3 m.

Flowers: all year

Type: TTr

Hardy in: zones 10-11 (10 Celsius)

Sowing instructions: these seeds are not easy. Pre-soaking of the seeds for 24 hours before sowing is recommended. Seedlings emerge about 4 months after sowing. Germination is erratic.

Planting instructions: Full sun, sheltered spot

 

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