The screw pine is a tropical plant with over 600 species that is native to the forests of Madagascar, Southern Asia and Southwestern islands in the Pacific Ocean. It reaches up to 25 feet in height outdoors. Commonly grown as a container plant.
Growing screw pine plants is not difficult and the plant will reach heights up to 10 feet when placed in the right conditions. However, the variegated screw pine houseplant (Pandanus veitchii) is a dwarf variety that grows no more than 2 feet tall and is an option for those with less space. This plant has vibrant green foliage with ivory or yellow stripes. Choose a healthy plant that has bright foliage and a solid upright habit. If you wish, you can repot your plant when you bring it home as long as you purchase your plant during the growing season. Do not repot a dormant plant.