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Pandanus oblatus

A large, stilt-rooted species from tropical Australia.

 
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Seeds from this species ...

... are easy to germinate and need up to 6 months to sprout.
This Pandanus is fairly easy to germinate. I just soak the seeds for a few days and then sow just under the surface of the potting media. No dramas at all.From Kris
Submitted on 19/05/2006 by Kris Kupsch tropicalbotanics@hotmail.com

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plant cultivation comments by our visitors
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Plants from this species ...

... are of excellent ornamental value
In QLD/NSW in Australia they need average care and grow fast.
In ideal conditions this Pandan grows very fast. It tolerates cool conditions which is a real surprise owing to its tropical natural habitat on Cape York. Young plants are growing well in NE NSW in which the winter temperatures reach 4 degrees every winter. Probably the best Australian Pandanus to grow for its stilt roots, its like a smaller version of P. brassilag.Kris
Submitted on 19/05/2006 by Kris Kupsch tropicalbotanics@hotmail.com

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

 
       
 
We recommend:
The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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