Ananas bracteatus growing plant of the genus Ananas and also known as Red pineapple, Ananas bracteatus perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible fruits but mostly used as ornamental plants grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves flat and narrow and concave in some cultivars there is thorns in the edge of the leaves.
Flower color red or purple the flowers small growing in a crown.
Ananas bracteatus fruits
Fruit is gathering of small multiple fruits, the outside color of the fruit can be yellow sometimes green red or brown, from the inside white or yellow.
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Requirements for Ananas bracteatus growing and care:
Can grow outside the tropic but will need help sometime to survive the winter, and in warm climate without moist protect from the sun
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Outside the zone the plant sometime can grow but to bear fruit rare, slow growing
All year, colder climate spring to summer
Pests and disease:
All the season
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / out the tropics half Shade or full shade with indirect light
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, but to bear fruit will need light
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small flowers growing in a crown, color of the flowers red or purple
Pollination is done by:
Hummingbird, better that won’t be pollinate
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Red pineapple fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, ice-cream, cooked, cake
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick before and let it ripening at home
How to make Vegetative Reproduction?
Crown cut, basal shoots
The best time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Summer
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
Basal shoots take with the roots, crown cut few 2-7 weeks
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction?
Basal shoots the same treatment as fully grown plant, crown cut: cut the crown 1 cm to the flesh put the head on water change every 2 days after the leftover of the fruit gone can be change one or twice a week