Leaves of this plant are used to make mats, baskets and even thatched roofs in the tropics and have a waxy coating that makes them naturally water resistant. Large prop roots emerge from the trunk to help support the plant.

Wildlife Facts
Common Name:
Common Screw Pine
Scientific Name:
Pandanus utilis
  • White
Fun Facts:
  • It has edible fruit but needs to be cooked before eaten.
  • The plant sometimes is used as erosion control along coastlines because of its large prop roots.
  • It has also been used in traditional medicines.
  • This tree is not a true pine.
Plant Type:
  • Evergreen
  • Tree
Endangered Status
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

11b (45 °F to 50 °F)