Pineapples are one of the few bromeliads that grow in soil. Bromeliads
die off once they have flowered and produced fruit but they grow side
can be separated and repotted.
Growing pineapple plants with their attractive foliage looks great in a
classic urn on dining table or a plant stand. Just be careful that you
in a spot with little traffic because the leaves have very sharp teeth.
How To Grow And Care For Pineapple Plants
These indoor plants like a warm spot with high humidity levels. They
like a very bright place that is protected from hot afternoon sun to
burning of the foliage. Winter temperatures should not drop below 59
Watering: These plants need quite a lot of water during the summer. Water less during the winter.
Feeding: Give a weak liquid feed once a week during the growing season. A feed once a month during the winter will be enough.
How To Root A Pineapple
Growing Pineapple Plants From A Crown
You can root a pineapple plant yourself. This is a great experiment for kids (and of course adults!).
Buy a healthy looking pineapple. The crown should look fresh and green. A
withered looking crown is no good and most likely won't root.
Cut off the top of the pineapple with the crow and remove all the yellow
flesh. You can also carefully remove a few of the bottom leaves until
see a bit of the stem. Let it dry off for a day.
Then root the crown in a glass filled with water. Change the water frequently to avoid rooting of the crown.
Once you see small roots it is time to plant the crown into a pot. Be
very careful not to break the new roots and keep the soil only slightly
The edible pineapple plants can grow very big in time. Unfortunately
they rarely set flowers and fruits if they are grown inside. The plant
outside for the summer and if you are lucky you might get a flower but
don't expect a large pineapple!
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