I am not sure what the first one is called. Pineapples need lots of sun, but don't require much water. Once you bring your pineapple home, cut off the leafy top about half an inch below the leaves. Last week the other one is starting to get a fruit. thanks for your help. After you grow one pineapple, can you grow another one from the same plant? I said it looks like a pineapple. Don't let it get too hot or too cold. Will any of them produce fruit? So I bought a pineapple plant with a small pineapple on top from a local plant store.

The pot is about six inches diameter and deep with a drain collector at the bottom. The second one is called Smooth Cayenne, a variety that is grown commercially. Fill a 6- to 8-inch flower pot (clay is best, but any pot will do) with a light, fast-draining mixture — such as cactus potting mix — or a mixture of peat, sand and perlite. Do I leave them or cut down to where there is a little green left on the old leaf?

After cutting off the fruit, will the plant produce more? My JUICY pineapples are blooming quite well, I eat every little piece of the inside of the pineapples (eating them out), Hi guys Pineapple plants are fun to grow, and can easily be propagated from fruit bought from a supermarket or greengrocer.

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It depends where you live. Most people will start using the top of a shop bought pineapple.

:) Hopefully, "We inherited 3 small pineapples and decided to try growing them. Hi, Kolbrun, And what better way than to grow it yourself! I don’t care if it produced fruit, but the beauty of it is irrisistable.

The best way by far is of course a natural and organic solution that does not require you to buy anything.Mix compost in with your soil before you plant the pineapple, and then mulch thickly around it.You end up with mulch and compost sitting in the bottom leaves, and as it breaks down it feeds the plant.

Growing pineapples for fruit sure is a long term investment.

At least 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep so the roots have room to grow. Suckers or pups are little plantlets that grow between the leaves of the mature pineapple. Growing Pineapples Is EasyThis page summarises all the essential information about growing pineapples. Growing pineapple plants is possible just about anywhere in the world.

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The fruit is ready to pick when it starts to turn yellow. August 16,1977 I was at my aunt’s house visiting when we heard on TV of Elvis Presley leaving us! Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. Tammy. Hi, Aidan, After removing the lower leaves, let the pineapple top sit on the counter for one or two days to heal the wounds created. TropicalPermaculture.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. ", sure enough, it was a pineapple plant. We cut the crown off and leave the rind on it.The grand kid’s then plant them around the Koi pond, at this time we have 3 growing, my bride planted on a 2 falls ago and sets it on top of the water heater NOT blocking the exhaust stack, each winter it has grown. There are roots coming out of the bottom of the pot. They can get by on very little.". This covers the basics — good luck with your houseplant! Its now outside I water it about twice a week. The roots don't need much space but the plant itself can grow to an impressive size. You can put the pot outdoors during the summer, but you need to bring the pineapple plant inside before the first frost of fall.

We would love to hear the status update as well, Candy! Learning how to grow a pineapple top is an easy way to enjoy the interesting, tropical-like foliage of these plants in the home year round. She said put it in a big pot outside, "My daughter just bought me a plant.

Because of its size, non-ripeness, and it’s odd appearance… I’m sketchy on the plan. Pineapples grow very happily in pots or tubs.

", to plant them, when ready, into 1 large pot.

I like to have one that sits on a plant dolly so I can move it around as needed. Six years planted pineapple. Sign up for our newsletter. I have never had one produce roots. Should I trim the leaves or leave them alone? No water for one for over a month and the other I actually turned on its side for a month or so and left it in the garage in the fall. Hope it jelps and your plant will regain green healthy color. But what I want to know is, when I water it do I water it directly to the soil or do I water it like Guzmania linguists, that is onto the plant and do I spray water on the leaves regularly since the air here is much dryer than in the pineapples original climate? If you want to grow pineapples, you need to first learn about them. The first is to purchase a pineapple plant and grow it until it produces fruit. She suggested and actually done it for me… to cut most of thd fruit of my pineapple off a just stick in potting soil. I just sprinkle ant poison on my potted plants and water it through. More Pineapple GrowingYour pineapple tops are planted and doing well, now you need to know how to look after and multiply your pineapples.

Hannah Hempenstall is a writer, life coach and meditation facilitator based in Byron Bay. Otherwise leave it on the plant until it's fully ripe and yellow.

If you live somewhere where it gets really cold during the winter, you should take it inside and set it next to a window, as it won't cope with outdoors, even if covered. 4. Pull off the lower leaves and allow to dry. Don't panic, they are hard to kill. If the soil is dry give it some water. ", is successful then it can join my coffee plant as part of the family! Have shared over 20 plants with friends. Hope I don’t kill the Pineapple, or the person growing it, or his/her family. In July 2012 we simply twisted off the crown and set it in soil. It’ll take about one to three months for your pineapple to root. Share. Olive tapenade recipe. .

My Pineapple is about 17 months old. Have five planted, three in garden because we ran out of room in the house, the plant is beautiful even without fruit. However, it is important that excess water can drain away quickly.

But it is a waste and you should avoid overwatering.

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If it's firmly rooted, you'll know! © About The Garden Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved | P.O. Then, make very thin slices in the stalk, until you see a ring of brownish dots. New pineapple plants need a few summers before they will produce fruit. What you might not know is you can grow a pineapple from the top (or crown) of another one. It took about 3 years, but both plants got flowers which several months later turned into very tasty ripe pineapples. Gardening questions can be tricky since the rules can change based on the region. Pineapple will not continue to ripen after picking. ", Step 2 What some people do next is put them in water to 'root', but, "In the case of pineapple tops it's actually better to let it cure or dry for a day or two before planting.".

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What to do with them leave them alone or remove them and plant separate. It prevents the plant from giving all the water to the dead areas so they can “revive”.

Bit of a plant newby, especially pineapple plants. This helps the top to heal, discouraging problems with rotting.

Pineapples grow in the ground but will also flourish in a pot. Here’s how to root and grow pineapples indoors in your home. So I came across your article and found out you can grow them!

The plant will only fruit once. They have very tough leaves so they don't lose much water through evaporation. I have 7 potted pineapple plants that have been outside all summer, I need to bring them in before first frost but fireants have invaded thm, what is best way to get rid of the ants so I can bring them back into my home?

That way, you have a better chance of bringing a pineapple plant to fruition.

First one planted is getting very tall. Just pull them off. If you grow pineapples outside their ideal (tropical) range they take longer.

It might help to start growing two pineapples, in case one of them doesn't do so well. But as article advised, I am fertilizing the main plant, looking for suckers, and starting 2 more!