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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||2.00 to 3.00 feet
||September to October
||easy to grow
Planting And Care
- Light: Pineapple 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 a mature fruit, although this length will vary depending on your conditions.
||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