Panax is widely used across the state of Hawaii for it’s excellent windbreak attributes. We have not known this plant to be susceptible to insect, virus, or disease here in the state of Hawaii.
Panax is not drought tolerant and requires a moderate amount of moisture. Panax will grow in nutrient deficient soil but should be fertilized so it can grow healthy and work for it’s purpose. Nitrogen fertilizer is recommended.
Initially this plant should be pruned head high to encourage new branches from emerging and forming a solid conopy of leaves and branches. Space plants up to 24″ apart.
Panax can be used for animal fodder.