Pandanus utilis is called the Screw Pine but is not a pine at all. It’s actually a monocot (similar to palms) and native to Madagascar, the Mauritius Islands and some surrounding areas. It gets it’s name by the arrangement of leaves which come off the trunk in spiraling fashion, always the same direction. Thus, the leaves spin off at different angles in a swirl. Leaves are rather thin and have spines along the margins. Also, unique to this species, are the red margins on the leaves as shown below. The trunk on this species is quite amazing. It forms aerial roots (sausage like) that come to the ground for stability. Trunks fork and form multiple heads of leaves. Trunks can also be quite smooth, almost snakeskin-like. It has large fruit clusters that are bigger than grenades. But, it is a dioecious species and you need a male and female plant to set viable seeds. Leaf color is green with a sheen of blue. Overall height is variable, but old specimens can easily be over thirty feet tall with lots of branches. It takes sun or part sun. Cold tolerance is probably in the mid-twenties F. We are offering only a few 15g as shown that we have in stock. This is an hard species to find for sale and we only have as few left in stock.