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Planting A Pineapple

by Tickled Red on August 18, 2011 · 596 comments

Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into…

This? And that this will eventually produce…


Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. A plant that is not only impressive but will WOW! you with a succulent pineapple in 24 months. It is extremely simple and well, awesome in my opinion. Since my local grocery store had their pineapples BOGO this week, I thought that I would show you all how to grow your very own tropical fruit.

Planting a Pineapple

1. Cut the top off of the pineapple, leaving about an inch of flesh below the greenery.

2. Place the top in a dish of water, with the water only half way up the flesh, for three days in a well lit window.

3. Plant the top in a large pot with some really good potting soil. If you do not see any root sprouts when you go to plant the top don’t worry, it will still take root. That’s it, you’re done. You have planted a pineapple.

In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. Once your pineapple has been planted please make sure that you do not over water it. This tropical plant likes to be watered about twice a week straight down the middle. The dirt should be damp or moist…not saturated and fertilize well. This is an indoor plant, so if you do put it outside during the summer, be sure to keep a weathered eye on it. Now if you live in a tropical area unlike myself, the directions will probably change for indooor outdoor care. This is also a wide plant, make sure you have the room for it before you commit.

You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. Neat isn’t it! We were so excited about ours, that we picked it and devoured every little morsel before I could get any more photos.

The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Not because I love to grow my own food but because this is tropical fruit. It’s the next best thing to living on a island surrounded by white beaches, turquoise waters and eating slices of fresh pineapple in the shade of a palm tree.

Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? Any ideas?

I see something sweet coming soon.

While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. As for all of you terrified brown thumbs out there don’t be scared, this might be just the plant for you. You can forget this guy for a week and be perfectly fine. All you need is a window with good light, good dirt and very little water…how could you go wrong.

Be adventurous plant a pineapple. If you do keep me posted, I would love to hear how it’s going for you.


Tickled Red

*Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. All of the directions that I recieved were like any other here in the south, passed down from neighbor to neighbor*

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