Have you ever wanted to grow your own pineapple plant? Today, we’ll show you how to grow a pineapple plant in just a few easy steps! It’s simple enough that anyone can do it, and to be honest, you don’t need much to get started! Pineapples are fun to grow, and although they do take a little bit of time, there’s nothing more satisfying than consuming something you’ve grown yourself from scratch!
Next time you head to your local grocery store, pick up a pineapple plant, preferably an organic one! From there on, the world is your oyster…or your pineapple!
How to Grow A Pineapple Plant at
As most of you are well aware, there are tons of plants you can re-grow just by cutting the stem or the top of them and replanting them in some way or another! Well, the same stands for the pineapple! All you have to do is cut the top of the pineapple off and you’ve got yourself a new plant to work with!
Best of all, you can grow the pineapple top indoors while it’s nice and cold outside, so you’ll have a super modern, super cool looking plant growing indoors! A little tropical touch in the cold winter months does the soul good!
- Cut or twist the top of the pineapple off (you know, the spiky part!), also called the crown. Then, remove some of the leaves at the bottom that may have started turning yellow. Remove enough leaves to expose the bottom of the top.
- Slice the bottom off the crown to make a clean cut. You don’t want to have leaves sitting in water whatsoever.
- Plant the crown a saucer with water so that your pineapple will start to form roots.
- Make sure you keep checking the saucer for water – you don’t want it drying out as it’s forming its roots! Keep adding water as needed.
- Once roots start showing (about 3 weeks), it’s time to transfer to a pot!
- Add moisture retaining potting soil to a large pot and plant your pineapple, making sure you add soil around the roots so it’s nice and firm in there!
- Keep the soil most and make sure your pineapple has enough light, about 4-6 hours a day.
Now keep in mind that you might not have an actual pineapple that’s ready to eat anytime soon! Although your pineapple WILL grow indoors, it still needs lots of heat and sunshine, so once it warms up outside, bring the plant outdoors, and in a few years you may just have one that’s ready to eat!
You may harvest the fruit once it has reached its regular size, and this can take anywhere from 2-6 years, depending on climate, sun, and variety of pineapple.
But in the meantime, appreciate its tropical beauty as a decorative plant!
Pineapple Plant Care:
- Be sure that your pineapple plant receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Allow the pineapple plant to dry out in between waterings.
- Fertilize the pineapple plant with a houseplant fertilizer 1-2 times a month during the spring and summer.
- In spring and summer, you may move the pineapple plant outdoors and place in a semi-shaded area.
- Move the pineapple plant back indoors once temperatures drop.
So now that you know how to grow a pineapple plant, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!
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