Australia, South Pacific
Sander Screw Pine is a evergreen shrub with golden-yellow central stripes, with margin finely spined,. A hardy plant, being both drought & salt tolerant , it has a spiralling growth habit
Grown for its ornamental spine free foliage, (foliage is often used in flower arrangements). This plant can be grown both indoors and outdoors
The white flowers on the male plant are small, fragrant, and are borne on long spikes. Female plants produce the exotic looking pineapple-like fruit.
The plant requires direct sunlight and a well drained soil. It requires a warm temperature.
Established plants should have plenty of water during the summer, but throughout the winter they should only be watered when the soil becomes fairly dry.
The plant is grown for its ornamental foliage . ideal for pool side plantation
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.