Propagated by seed or large cuttings. Germination can be accelerated by soaking the keys in cool water for 5 days and change the water every day (viable Pandanus keys will float). If using cuttings, select plants with aerial or prop roots, and trim about 2/3 of the leaves off to reduce water loss. If using a mature branch with leaves and some small aerial roots, rooting it in a sand bed is recommended. Plants grown from cuttings fruit in 4 to 6 year. Pollinated by wind and small insects
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Tree Benefits and Uses
Leaves are weaved to make mats, baskets, and handicraft. The fruit needs to be cooked to destroy a harmful substance but is consumed and the seed can be eaten raw or cooked. The aerial roots yield a decoction that is used as a beverage in the treatment of vaginal or urethral discharge.
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