Pandanus - Edible

Pandanus amaryllifolius

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Widely cultivated for use in Asian cooking and basket making. It has a nutty fragrance and is most commonly used in rice dishes or tied in a bundle and cooked with food. Also useful in flower arrangements. A low growing plant to 1m with long narrow blade like leaves and woody aerial roots. In tropical climates it can be grown as a marginal plant in dams and ponds, used as a bedding plant in tropical landscaping. Outside of the tropics, well worth trying as indoor plant in winter with a warm, sunny aspect. Allow the plant to dry out over the winter months.
Other Names: Pandan Annapoorna

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Specifications of Pandanus - Edible

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Pandanus - Edible Reviews & Tips

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Mary Weeken
★★★★★ 1months ago

MacKay, Qld, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

Mince the leaves and extract the juice as substitute to colour food dishes especially deserts or sweet dishes. Use large leaves at for wrapping steam glutinous rice.

1y ago

Little Bay, NSW, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

Pandan plant grows very well in Sydney over summer when planted in ground. I planted into ground in early Nov. It grew big long leaves in 2 month. We have been using for cooking since. We have potted 2 baby plants for winter.

2y ago

Little Bay, nsw, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

My Pandan survived winter in Sydney. I have kept it in the garage next to a glass window when temperature falls below 18C and water once a week.

★★★ 3y ago


Note this plant is hard to grow in Sydney's cooler winter.When night-time temp goes below 15C or when leaves lose the dark green colour,bring plan indoors. Water less in winter to keep roots dry as roots may rot. Ilost my plan to winter as I brought it...

Mal Raj
3y ago

PENNANT HILLS, nsw, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

Hard to grow in Sydneys cooler winter, bring plant in when temp goes below 15 or leaves lose the dark green colour. Water less in winter to prevent root rot. Buy a large plant to give it a chance in Sydney winter and try promote vigorous growth in summer

3y ago

Pennat Hills, NSW, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

In Sydney, when temperature gets below 15 degrees, keep indoors. Also water less in winter to keep roots dry. Unfortunately mine died in Sydney winter as i brought it in too late. Will try another in summer and take TLC during winter.

★★★★★ 4y ago


It allows me to have fresh pandam leaves for my Asian cooking

5y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

Can easily grow in mid coast NSW, but needs more care over winter. Need to bring it into the house.

★★★ 5y ago


Lovely fragrant plant but always struggled in Perth winters until it rotted one year. It might have done better if I'd kept it inside in winter and been more careful not to overwater.

Kath C
5y ago

Girrawheen, WA, Australia

Pandanus - Edible

Fresh leaves can be stored in a zip lock bag in the freezer for later use. Use or freeze them as soon as possible, much of the aroma fades within a few days of being picked.

Emmalyn Kendall
8y ago

Abbey, WA, Australia, Australia

Edible Pandanus

TIP: If you love eating steamed rice, you can put a leaf or two in the cooker while the rice is boiling. You can take it off afterwards but it'll leave a very nice aroma on the rice.

Emmalyn Kendall
8y ago

Abbey, WA, Australia, Australia

Edible Pandanus

If you like eating steamed rice, you can just cut 1 or 2 leaves of pandanus, wash and fold them, stuck them in when your rice is boiling. You can take it off when your rice is done leaving a very nice aroma on the rice.

D. Lim
9y ago

Seven Hills, NSW, Australia

Edible Pandanus

Bundle dry leaves for effective eco-friendly air freshener and roach repellent, a use popularised by SE Asian cabbies. Amused to see it done recently in a Sydney public loo. Hope my plant will one day be big enough to spare precious leaves for that!

★★★★★ 10y ago


The Pandanus is a great feature plant in the garden. I have many patches of different ages and they look great.

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