Pandanus amaryllifolius (Edible Pandanus)
Daun Pandan RampeRated 4/5 based on 7 reviews.
P. amaryllifolius is a low growing (under one meter) plant with long narrow blade like leaves and woody aerial roots. It can be grown as a marginal plant in dams and ponds, used as a bedding plant in tropical landscaping and be used to hold creek banks. However it is most widely cultivated for use in Asian cooking and basket making.
It has a nutty botanical fragrance and is most commonly used in rice dishes or tied in a bundle and cooked with food.
Also useful in flower arrangements. We have an article on pandanus amaryllifolius here: http://nqheliconias.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/buying-pandanus-amaryllifolius-online.html
We are now wholesaling pandans as well. Contact us for details.
|Growing Conditions||Sandy soil to clay and everywhere in between. Great marginal plant for dams or ponds. Tropical/subtropical.|
|Max Size||1 m|
Bitter taste20 December 2017I received mine in November and has been put into a larger pot. I tasted one of the leaves and it tastes bitter? The leaves are slightly yellower than when i have bought them at Asian grocer.
You either have it in too much sun, too little humidity or it needs to be fertilized. Please keep in mind your NSW climate is significantly different than Malaysia. As for the "taste" they are small immature plants. If you start eating them now you'll kill them.
Pandanus amaryllifolius (Edible Pandanus)13 October 2017Arrived fast. Great plant and growing well:) Thanks guys.
Healthy plantBy: Martin Diaz on 29 March 2017Very happy with this plant. It was well packed and arrived in good shape. Since planting it has adjusted to my garden very quickly with new growth now appearing. Cheers!
Pandanus (edible)By: Alice on 14 February 2017Plant arrived in good state. Planted it in pot but not looking too good. perhaps Melb weather not so good to grow this, have tried twice already. Quite sad if not successful again.
Hi Alice, we have an article on growing pandan. if you can control the climate you'll have a better chance of growing them. No, Melbourne is not a good climate for them but the middle of summer is also a terrible time to order them. We have some customers grow them successfully out of the tropics and subtropics, other are not. If three times isn't a charm you probably should wait until you have a greenhouse for them before trying again.
Pandanus amaryllifolousBy: RA on 3 February 2017Plant received in excellent condition and in stated time period. I am loving the plant in a pot on my back deck. Thank you.