November has been cold, stormy and rainy. I was not taking any more chances. 2 days ago I brought in my precious screwpine pandanus plant, another tropical plant that is sensitive to the cold. The nursery that I bought it from, had to, at one point of time, go back to its customer to buy back some pandanus seedlings, when it lost it mother plant to frost! I have tried over the years to grow this fragrant but never succeeded until this plant. My current pandan plant is 3 years old. Barely growing the first 2 years. I grow it in a pot inside the house during winter and spring. As the weather warms up during summer, I take it outside, hook it up to the irrigation system and let it enjoy the sunshine and heat. This summer it took off, grown in size and had many baby plants. I separated some of the baby plants from the mother, potting them up for my new garden in Temecula.
|Mother Pandanus Plant by a bright window indoors|
|Baby Pandanus plants will be left outside|
|Curry Leaf plant next to the Persimmon Tree|
|Berries of the Curry Leaf Plant|