Pineapple Plant - Ananas Comosus 40cm

Pineapple Plant - Ananas Comosus 40cm

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 Pineapple Plant in nursery pot: ϕ-12 cm x h-11 cm (please note that decorative pot is not included).

Pineapple plants (Ananas comosus) have recently been taking the house plant world by storm. It’s easy to see why …  the idea of growing a tropical pineapple in your home is very appealing. The plants are attractive, too, with a rosette of spiky, exotic-looking leaves and an interesting flower spike. 

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. In the wild, it grows on the ground and is pollinated by hummingbirds. Like all bromeliads, once it has flowered and has produced a fruit, it will start to die back. However, baby plants (often called pups or offsets) should appear at the base of the plant. These can be potted up and grown on as new plants.

Light and position: Pineapples love bright, direct sunlight and will do best in a south-facing location in your home.

Temperature : Pineapples love warm, sunny conditions. Keep it at warm room temperature, ideally between 22 and 28 degrees Celcius.

Watering : Pineapple plants are able to absorb some water through their leaves. They do not need a lot of water, so wait until the soil has dried out before watering, and then water the leaves and soil. They are more likely to be badly affected by overwatering than underwatering.

Flowers and foliage : Pineapple plants are a type of Bromeliad, and the pineapples themselves are the fruit of the plant. Bromeliads are special because each plant only ever bears one fruit. So once the pineapple itself is past its best, keep the parent plant and watch for it producing baby plants around the base. Given the right care and conditions, each of the new baby plants will produce a new pineapple, and those plants in turn will produce new plants...

Native : Pineapples are native to South America, in the area between Brazil and Paraguay. It lives in dry, well-drained, tropical habitats.

Toxicity : This plant can be toxic to pets, cats, and dogs if ingested. The immature fruit is poisonous and can cause throat irritation and gastrointestinal upset.