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PINEAPPLE

pineapple

 

Classified as a bromeliad, the pineapple is also one of those "can I really grow it?" type of plant. It's long, leathery leaves are often sharply saw-edged. The plant produces a pink flower head which is followed by small, sometimes edible fruit.

TEMPERATURE: In order to flower and fruit, this plant requires warm temperatures above 75° and average warmth (minimum 50°) for plants in flower.

LIGHT: This plant will thrive in full sun so provide the brightest location possible.

WATER: Avoid over-watering these plants. Water when the soil feels somewhat dry to the touch. Mist leaves in the summer, occasionally using liquid plant food at recommended dilution.

Pineapple is a specialty plant and is available on a very limited basis. It is usually grown in 6" or 7" pots.