How to grow Pineapple plant

Pineapple plant growing plant of the genus Ananas and also known as Ananas, Pineapple plant perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plants grow in tropics climate, mediterranean, subtropical or greenhouse 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.

Pineapple plant 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 Pineapple plant 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?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 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 Pineapple plant 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 in Pineapple plant?
Crown cut, basal shoots

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Pineapple plant:
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 in Pineapple plant?
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 comosus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone