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The Screw Pine plant's growth habit is widely spread and reaches a height of about 4 feet. It has long narrow leaves with serrated edges that are very sharp. It looks quite similar to a pineapple.

The leaves are arranged spirally around the stem - hence the name Screw Pine. It is a very slow growing plant. As it matures, thick aerial roots will appear; these should not be removed.

WATER: Water generously during the growing season and sparingly during the winter.

LIGHT: Screw Pines like a bright area away from direct sun in the summer.

TEMPERATURE: They tolerate average temperatures but do not keep them below 55 degrees.

To propagate remove the basal suckers and treat them as a stem cutting. Use a rooting hormone and provide bottom heat.

This is a specialty plant with limited availability in 10" pots.