• Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Pandanus furcatus - Image courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of A. J. T. Johnsingh, WWF-India and NCF, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pandanus furcatus - Image courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pandanus furcatus - Image (cropped) courtesy of Dinesh Valke from Thane, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
    Pandanus furcatus

Pandanus furcatus

Himalayan Screw Pine, Himalaya Screw Pine, Nepal Screw Pine, Nepalese Screw Pine, Korr, Pandan
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Quick Overview

  • Cold-tolerant Pandanus
  • Bifurcated foliage with toothy margins
  • Forms aerial roots
  • Warm sheltered and humid microclimate or cool glasshouse
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Description

Pandanus furcatus, Himalayan Screw Pine, is found in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan at altitudes of 700-1800 m and grows throughout southeast Asia down through Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is the most cold-tolerant of the Pandanus species and will take temperatures down to zero and just a little below. In the UK it is best suited to a warm sheltered aspect in a microclimate that has the benefit of an overhead canopy and southwest maritime air or a courtyard garden within the London heat island. Fleecing and root protection is a sensible precaution and is always going to be imperative in a serious sub-zero arctic blast. It is fast-growing and thrives on a rich moist soil with the benefit of heavy nitrogen feeding. It will take full sun but it is best situated in a spot that is partially shaded where it will grow lusher and where it can get the extra winter insulation from surrounding and overhanging foliage. It is fine in a cool glasshouse although in colder areas or during colder periods a double covering of fleece will need to be at the ready. Grown in a large container, it can be brought out from the glasshouse in spring and given a summer holiday in the more jungly parts of your garden. It can also be overwintered in a conservatory but remember that Pandanus like moisture and it shouldn't ever dry out. Indoors, a mulch of hydroleca will keep it surrounded by humid air.

Pandanus furcatus tends to branch and offset much less than many other Pandanus species and it will usually form a tall palm-like trunk before branching. The birfurcated foiage with their toothy margins are highly attractive but it is the appearance of aerial roots that make Pandanus species such a special addition to your collection. A thick mulch of bark and/or hydroleca will help to encourage the growth of aerial roots.

Additional Information

Order Pandanales
Family Pandanaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Barrotia diodon, Pandanus bantamensis, Pandanus crassipes, Pandanus diodon, Pandanus furcatus var. indica, Pandanus horridus, Pandanus nepalensis, Pandanus oviger, Pandanus pseudolais, Pandanus scabrifolius, Pandanus spinifructus, Rykia furcata
Geographical Origin Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Malaysia, Indonesia
Cultivation Warm sheltered aspect in sun or partial shade. Well-drained but fertile soil. Water and feed well in the growing season. Can be grown in a large container in a conservatory or under glass and then outside in summer
Eventual Height 3-4m
Eventual Spread 2-3m
Hardiness Cold tolerant. Not fully frost hardy. Experimental in a warm sheltered frost-free microclimate ideally in a coastal environment where it gets the benefit of maritime air. Fleece advisable. Otherwise a cool glasshouse or conservatory and outside in summer

Pandanus furcatus

Himalayan Screw Pine, Himalaya Screw Pine, Nepal Screw Pine, Nepalese Screw Pine, Korr, Pandan
Size: ex 3L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£19.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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