How to grow Ananas bracteatus

Ananas bracteatus grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
All year, colder climate spring to summer

Pests and disease:

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
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 indoor as houseplant?
Yes, but to bear fruit will need light

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, snails

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?
1-2 years

Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick before and let it ripening at home

Vegetative Reproduction

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

Scientific name:

Ananas bracteatus

How to grow Ananas bracteatus

Ananas bracteatus


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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