Planting Pandan Plants In The Yard
Pandan plants, otherwise known as screwpine leaves, are one of the must-haves in your backyard garden. Pandan plants are evergreen, ornamental plants that can be grown successfully outside. Garden sites that receive full, all-day sun to partial afternoon shade make the best planting spots for pandan plants. Moist soil that retains moisture without becoming soggy results in the healthiest growth, although a pandan can tolerate some drought stress once it’s established. Sites require minimal preparation before planting. Break up the soil to the depth of the root ball in an area twice as wide as the root. Plant the pandan at the same depth it was growing at in its nursery container. Water the plant thoroughly after planting so the soil settles in the planting hole and the soil is evenly moist throughout the root zone.
Temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit can damage pandan plants and freezes will kill them. Water garden plants once a week when there is no appreciable rainfall, supplying 1 to 3 inches of water weekly or enough to keep the soil moist. Indoor plants need watering when the top 1 inch of soil begins to dry. Newly planted pandans do not require fertilizer, and they don’t suffer from serious pest or disease problems.