Monday, May 11, 2009

Screwy Screw Pine Tree

Okay, I am not sure what is happening with one of my Screw Pines (Pandanas utilis). It is about 2 feet tall and seems to be trunking and branching already. This process normally takes years to begin. I can't figure it out, maybe it is just a show off. If anyone has any information about why this is happening so early I would love to hear from you. As for now here are some pictures of my show off Screw Pine (Pandanas utilis). To see my other Screw Pine posts Click Here.

I have added a 20 oz water bottle for size comparison.

Looking inside you can see the new growth forming. These will become branches.

Looking at the base it seems to be trunking already.

I hope you enjoyed this post. See you again next time and remember to share your knowledge if you know why this is happening so early.

3 comments: said...

Hi- Beautiful screw pine photo's! I am just up the road from you in Vero beach and have a screwpine "pineapple" so to speak that just a few days ago released all its seeds. I was wondering if you knew how I can store all these individual seeds so they don't rot as i am not yet ready to plant them. please advise if you get a chance! thanks, Nicole

Lets Plant said...

Hi Nicole, very sorry for the delay. I have not yet figured out how to store them. It might not be a bad idea to let them just fall from the tree and do there thing. It will take a while for them to sprout and maybe you will be ready by then. Then take a pot and dig them up.

Anonymous said...

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