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.
Screw pine plants require filtered sunlight. Too much direct sunlight will scorch the leaves. Screw pine plants are drought tolerant when mature but require a regular supply of water for the best color display. Reduce watering during the dormant season. Caring for indoor screw pines also involves providing a rich and loam potting soil with excellent drainage. During the growing season, the plant benefits from a weekly diluted liquid fertilizer. During the dormant period, fertilize only once a month.