|Common Name||pineapple sage|
|Maximum Reachable Height||2.00 to 3.00 feet|
|Bloom Time||September to October|
|Difficulty Level||easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Light: Pineapples prefer full sun, so give them plenty of light.
Water: Water profusely throughout its life. Pineapples are truly tropical and do not thrive in cooler, drier weather, although they can withstand short bursts of rather cold weather.
Soil: A rich typical potting mix will do fine, but make sure the drainage is immaculate. Pineapple should be watered from the top like other bromeliads.
Fertilizer: Feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season.
Pineapples are easily propagated from either the fruit itself or the mother plant.
A successfully rooted pineapple plant will start to grow within weeks, provided it gets plenty of warmth and adequate moisture. Once rooted, the pineapple will typically take 24 months to produce mature fruit, although this length will vary depending on your conditions.
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Pineapple Special Feature
Flowers may be used as a garnish, or may be added to fruit cocktails or salads.
- Leaves: used as anthelmintic, cholagogue; fresh juice taken to treat hiccough and constipation
- Fruit: used as digestive, diuretic, laxative, diaphoretic and antiscorbutic; used to treat gastric irritability, jaundice
- Green fruit: used as abortifacient, anthelmintic, emmenagogue and styptic
- pine-cone shaped fruit with a crown of stiff prickly leaves and sweet-tasting flesh