I do have to note that this is only the fourth one that I have done. I recently took the one my son and I did at his house and brought it to my house . It was far too large for his space so I planted it in my garden. It is even bigger now and flourishing in the Florida sun. I know for any of them to fruit they need to be pollinated. I’m not a gardener per say, I dabble here and there to find info I want to learn. The rest, let’s say I wing it. Lol. I am hoping by planting this other one that maybe they can be pollinated and one day bear fruit. And I pray Monsanto hasn’t gotten to our pineapples . Monsanto crops only bear fruit once. Plus they have pesticides. That’s a whole other blog that I will post one day on my companion site georgiogiavanni.wordpress.com. Anyway, I love pineapples. Here’s how to make your own pineapple plant.. Hope you’ll give it a try. Fun for children because it is successful 100% of the time. No dying plants to discourage young gardeners. Or old gardeners for that matter! 🙂
YOU WILL NEED:
A grocery store pineapple
Eventually, a good potting soil
Large clay pot or ceramic pot with drainage hole.
1. Take your hand and put it at the base of the top greenery and hold firmly.
2. Twist the bottom of the pineapple as far as you have to, until the plant part comes off.
3. Take each bottom leave and pull toward the bottom till it falls off. Continue doing this all the way around until you have pulled off five to six rows of leaves.
4.Place the plant in a container with only enough water to cover the part without leaves.
5. Keep an eye on the water level as it soaks up water pretty easily. Change water daily.
6.Once you have good roots, place in a large clay pot.
NOTE: In a few days you will see roots. If you buy a very ripe one or let it ripen well in your home before you twist the plant off, roots will already have started growing. The picture I have posted is after two days in water. I twisted top off after pineapple was yellow and many roots were already growing. Have fun! If you want them to bear fruit, be sure to plant a few in your garden so they can be pollinated. In this ever worsening economy, it’s going to be good to know how to grow our own foods. If you don’t have a garden, even potted, it still is a great looking plant!