Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by mikhurram » December 1st, 2013, 6:09 pm

Here's are more close up pictures of the mature kewra plant with its dried flower whose photos i had posted earlier.
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Today i planted the young Kewra plant in a soil bed. I hope this plant does not get uprooted as my mother has an aversion to thorny plants whom she believes are from hell. As an insurance i am thinking of getting another Kewra plant.
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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by Munir » December 1st, 2013, 6:27 pm

This plant gained popularity in this Forum primarily because of the lovely fragrance it is said to emit. Imran,you must therefore,look for/focus on that. Also, since this plant was much sought for in this Forum but was hard to find in Pakistan,how could it be multiplied.

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » December 1st, 2013, 7:00 pm

mikhurram wrote:I hope this plant does not get uprooted as my mother has an aversion to thorny plants whom she believes are from hell. As an insurance i am thinking of getting another Kewra plant.
my point of view about cactus's is same as your mother's...so i haven't any cactus.. :)

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by M Farooq » December 2nd, 2013, 12:48 am

Munir wrote:This plant gained popularity in this Forum primarily because of the lovely fragrance it is said to emit. Imran,you must therefore,look for/focus on that. Also, since this plant was much sought for in this Forum but was hard to find in Pakistan,how could it be multiplied.
It is very easy to grow from stem cuttings. Khurram sahab, where did you buy this kewra? And if you really plan to grow a second one, why don't you cut a branch from the (male) plant whose pictures you have recently posted?

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by Tahir Khan » December 2nd, 2013, 4:42 am

I love cacti :mrgreen:

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by mikhurram » December 2nd, 2013, 9:40 am

M Farooq » December 2nd, 2013, 12:48 am
It is very easy to grow from stem cuttings. Khurram sahab, where did you buy this kewra? And if you really plan to grow a second one, why don't you cut a branch from the (male) plant whose pictures you have recently posted?
Dr Farooq the young Kewra plant was given as gift to me by someone who had grown Kewra in his garden more than 30 odd years back. Stem cuttings can be taken but the temperature these days is a bit cold for propagation of stem cuttings. February would be more ideal for that purpose and also i am familiar with the residents of the house having this mature Kewra plant. Hopefully in 3 years the young kewra plant which has been planted by me ought to bear flowers.
by Munir » December 1st, 2013, 6:27 pm
This plant gained popularity in this Forum primarily because of the lovely fragrance it is said to emit. Imran,you must therefore,look for/focus on that. Also, since this plant was much sought for in this Forum but was hard to find in Pakistan,how could it be multiplied.
Munir Sahib don't worry i will definitely try to find a way to propagate Kewra which has aroused interest among some of the members.

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by mikhurram » December 2nd, 2013, 10:31 am

typo error - had meant to write that i am not familiar with the residents of the house having the mature Kewra plant.

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by mikhurram » September 8th, 2015, 5:21 pm

Saw two mature Kewra specimens at Lawrence Gardens, Lahore a few days back. They have a rich collection of some very rare plants but aren't propagating any of them as evident from looking at these Kewra from whom countless cuttings can be propagated.

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Re: Pandanus odoratissimus (Kewra)

Post by M Farooq » September 9th, 2015, 8:20 am

Nice. This one looks like a fragrant Pandanus. Hope your kewra is doing well!

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