Growing your own pineapple is easy to do, and you do not have to buy the pineapple to start with. Plant as many pineapple plants as you have room for in your garden or patio by using the cut off top of a pineapple.
Things You Need:
Whole Pineapple or Cut off Pineapple Top
8″ empty flower pot
Schultz All Purpose Plant Food
How To Start The Plant
1. Pay a visit to the produce department of your favorite supermarket or fruit store. Stores usually sell fresh pineapples already cut up and put into a container. Ask the produce manager to set aside the cut-off-top of the pineapples. He will be happy to save it for you.
2. If you want to start your own store bought pineapple plant, buy a fresh pineapple and slice of about an inch across the top. Use the crown, along with the greens on top, to plant and grow your very own pineapple plant.
How To Start Growth
3. Place the top of the cut-off-slice and pull off some of the leaves. Turn it upside down, place it on a sheet of paper and allow it to dry. This might take a day or more so be patient.
4 . Get an 8 inch pot and fill the pot with garden soil. Plant the pineapple into the pot, pressing the soil around the base of the crown trying not to get the soil on the leaves. Do the same thing if you are planting into the ground.
How to Feed The Plant
5. Feed the pineapple with the Schultz Household plant food every two months. Keep in mind that it will not grow quickly so be patient.
6. During the winter bring the flower pot indoors and place in front of or near a sunny window. Water the pineapple plant lightly about once a week.
Watch For Growth
7. Watch the pineapple plant’s growth. Look for a red bud and then blue flowers. It will take about six months for the fruit to completely develop.
Tips & Warning
Pineapple plants can be planted out of doors in a sunny area. This will allow you to plant more than one pineapple plant if you do not have the room for more than one on your patio.
If you find that the plant is not growing, then throw it out and start a new pineapple plant.
The plant might not grow another pineapple. Since the flowers grow before the fruit, if you fail to notice flowers, then be assured you will not see the fruit.