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How to Grow a Pineapple Plant

Learn how to grow a pineapple plant with this easy to follow gardening guide!
Course: Tropical Fruits
Cuisine: Pineapple
Keyword: how to grow, pineapple, tropical fruits


  • 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 in 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), and your pineapple plant start growing, 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.