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Pandanus tectorius is salt-tolerant and able to stabilize sandy soil along beach front properties

Pandanus tectorius (Tahitian Screwpine, Thatch/Textile Screwpine, Tourist Pineapple, Hala, Screw Pine, Mengkuang Laut/Duri in Malay)

Tahitian Screwpine or Tourist Pineapple is a captivating and excellent plant for poor, salty or sandy soils in hot and windy areas.

Being salt-tolerant, this versatile beauty helps to stabilize sandy soil along coastal and beach front properties where salt spray may kill most other plants.

This plant is unlike the fragrant Pandanus amaryllifolius (Pandan Leaf) that is popularly used for culinary purposes.

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