|Latin name:||Ananas comosus 'Pacifico'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||50 - 60 cm|
Plant this bromeliad in a pot upon receipt. Choose a planter with holes in the base and with a saucer so that the water can drain easily (or you can use a decorative pot with no holes and place the pot and plant inside). Fill your pot with fresh potting compost and plant at the correct depth in the pot. Add more potting compost, press it all firmly down and water generously. Then place the pot in a warm sunny spot out of full sun.
Bromeliad pineapple (Ananas) is a very easy house plant that requires little or no maintenance. Water regularly, keeping the soil moist at all times. They like a little water in the centre rosette of the plant where the leaves form together, as well as the soil. The water will remain in the funnel-shaped bract. Preferably use rain water (lime-free). Plant food is unnecessary. The ideal temperature should be between 16-24 degrees centigrade for this pineapple plant.
The bromeliad looks very striking in the living room. A large inflorescence appears from the centre of a rosette of leaves. The leaves form a funnel shape where water collects. A bromeliad will only flower once but the flowers will remain on the plant for 3 to 6 months. After flowering is over, a fruit appears on a stem, the well-known pineapple!
The plant will then make new shoots that (in perfect conditions) will also flower. Once the new shoots are large enough, the mother plant will die off.
Pineapple (Ananas) is classified under Bromeliaceae – a very extensive family of tropical plants with many varieties in all sizes and colours. Many are epiphytic (grow on trees). A well-known bromeliad is the edible pineapple (Ananas comosus).