|Latin name:||Ananas comosus|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||50 - 60 cm|
Plant this bromeliad as soon as possible after receiving it into a plant pot. Use a pot with holes in the base and a matching saucer to allow water to drain properly. Or, use an ornamental planter that could collect drainage water from the pot. Fill the plant pot with fresh potting compost and plant the root ball of the pineapple at the right depth. Fill the pot with more soil and press well in. Water generously immediately after planting, and then stand the pot in a nice warm, light spot out of full sun.
Bromeliad Ananas (Pineapple) is a very easily kept house plant requiring little or no maintenance. Always water in the centre of the plant as well as on the soil and if possible preferably use rainwater. You will notice that the water remains in the funnel-shaped bract. No need to use plant food. Room temperatures between 16° and 24°C will be ideal for this bromeliad.
A bromeliad will always be noticed in your home. A large inflorescence appears from the heart of a rosette of leaves. The leaves form a narrow tube. A bromeliad will only flower once but the flowers will remain on the plant for three to six months.
When flowering is over, the bromeliad will form new shoots that, in ideal conditions, can flower once more. Once the shoots are big enough, the original mother plant will die back.
A pineapple plant is classified under Bromeliaceae – a very extensive family of tropical plants with many different varieties in all shapes and sizes. Many of these are epiphytes which means they grow on tree branches. Ananas comusus (the plant for edible pineapples) is also classified as a bromeliad.