Specially for S.E. Asians who use Pandan leaves in their kitchen & want to grow more on their balconies &/or in small gardens.
I think I may have found a new way to propagate the ever popular, tropical, fragrant Pandanus Amaryllifolius.
Like my usual Pandan separation style, I cut off healthy young ones from a parent plant with at least 2 aerial roots and placed them in a container of water with enough room for the plants to stand upright with roots only partially submerged, then added a very little bit of rooting hormone. I changed the water every 3 days to ensure that no mosquitoes were breeding.
After 2 weeks, instead of planting them in potting soil, I placed them in unchlorinated water with that tiny bit of rooting hormone and added a pinch of Epson Salt
I’ve found that the plants were not just surviving, but were sprouting new roots faster than they would in soil & the leaves were very healthy green.
This was just a 4-week backyard experiment but would this help if this method is used to propagate, resulting in clean rooted Pandan plants which can be sent by mail to friends &/or customers? Try it.