Belle's Green House
The Pineapple Plant is part of the Bromeliad family, which mainly thrive in the tropical Americas. This herbaceous perennial has long sword-like leaves growing in a spiral around a central stem. Each pineapple plant will produce one flower stalk and, consequently, one pineapple fruit. These tropicals can be propagated from four areas of the plant.
The pineapple-shaped inflorescence portion of the plant arises from the end of the stem and blooms about two weeks. It is a stunning display of spiked red and brown points from the center of the plant. After the blossoms, the edible fruit begins to set.
The Pineapple plant is noted in NASA studies to improve air quality by pumping out quality oxygen.
Light: Pineapple plants are tropical, so they love to soak up the bright light in a southern exposure window for at least eight hours a day to produce fruit. If left outside on a sunny porch during the spring and summer and brown tips occur due to dehydration or harsh sun, trim back to the green, healthy areas with sterile pruning clippers.
Watering: Since tropicals can handle lots of water and moisture, remember to water this plant regularly to help its flower and fruit eventually develop. Water the soil directly and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Water once a week when the soil surface is dry.