Thursday, August 19, 2010

Unfinished business: Pandanus amaryllifolius

In case anybody'd been losing sleep over it: I have received a replacement Pandanus amaryllifolius from Gardino Nursery. It looks quite a bit like the last one:

And no mealybugs either, as far as I could find. So I'm happy. Now to wait for the pesticide to wear off, so I can heat up a leaf and smell this "pandan smell" I've heard so much about. I really hope it's worth the nine- or ten-month wait.


Autumn Belle said...

This looks like the pandanus amaryllifolius we love so much in culinary use. I can see the aerial roots and hopefully the leaves will turn more green soon.

You are nearing the end of summer now, hence you will need to bring the plant indoors over winter. I have a blog reader staying in the USA who is growing the pandan successfully. If you need assistance, do email me and I give you the contact. Good Luck!

Unknown said...

I think Autumn was being nice, but she really doesn't know who she's dealing with. Glad to hear this one arrived pest free!