Propagates by suckers or stem cuttings. Suckers removed from the leaf axils can be planted directly in the ground or rooted first in a sandy medium and stem cuttings should be inserted obliquely in the planting medium. Not usually grown in regularly spaced stands and tend to consist of a few plants mixed with other species
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Tree Benefits and Uses
The leaves are removed from the food before consumption but are widely used to flavor and add green color to rice and other food products through pressing out the leaf juice. Fried chicken wrapped in pandanis leaves is considered a delicacy, freshly chopped leaves are mixed with the petals of various flowers to make potpourris, the leaves can be woven into small baskets, and the tree is also used ornamentally. After soaking the leaves in coconut oil, the oil is used externally to treat rheumatic issues and infusions of the leaves are used internally and externally as a sedative against restlessness.