Pineapple, Anannas



Want an unusual tropical plant? Growing pineapple plants indoors is easier than you may think and sure to grab attention.

The pineapple is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family.

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Common Name pineapple sage
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Flower Colour golden-yellow
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.
Pineapple Care
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.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained
Temperature 68 °F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Pineapple Special Feature
Flowers may be used as a garnish, or may be added to fruit cocktails or salads.
Pineapple Uses
Medicinal Use:

  • 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

Culinary Use:

  • pine-cone shaped fruit with a crown of stiff prickly leaves and sweet-tasting flesh


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