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Name: Pamela Lager
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Pamelalager
May 27, 2016 9:30 PM CST
Why is the bottom of my leafs dried an died?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 28, 2016 6:10 AM CST
My guess = old age. Older (bottom) leaves die, a normal thing. Gene
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 28, 2016 6:35 AM CST
I agree; my pineapples all do that.
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Christine
May 28, 2016 6:46 AM CST
Mine did the same thing, just cut them off , you've done a great job with it.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 28, 2016 7:13 AM CST
Welcome! @Pamelalager

This is a bromeliad and the browning of lower leaves as they age is normal. Just cut them off to tidy-up the plant. The plant looks healthy.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 28, 2016 7:37 AM CST
The dead leaves will eventually become loose and you can easily pull them off leaving a clean "trunk".
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 28, 2016 8:29 AM CST
True, but I want my bromeliads to be aesthetically-pleasing, @porkpal, and don't like the looks of dead leaves hanging around. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 28, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Mine don't know they are Bromeliads; they think they are just pineapples.
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drdawg
May 28, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Hilarious! I actually have never had a pineapple growing. I think that is neat to have one. Thumbs up
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 28, 2016 12:25 PM CST
What else is there to do with the top of your pineapples?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 28, 2016 12:30 PM CST
We don't use pineapples. *Blush*
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Rainbow
May 28, 2016 12:51 PM CST
You guys are funny! Rolling on the floor laughing I have a few pineapples that are in the ripening stage now. When we harvest we will plant the crowns that are cut off from the top of the fruit. Mine are growing in the ground so I don't bother with pulling off the dead leaves. If I had them in pots though, I would cut off the dead leaves so the plant looks neat and pretty.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 28, 2016 1:40 PM CST
Pineapples are Heaven on Earth. But since eating Hawaiian-grown pineapples, I won't ever be happy with the ones I get here. (unless I grill them! ) But I did get a Maui Gold from Hawaii to root. Maybe in 2 years I will be eating my Hawaiian Texas-Grown pineapple. In the meantime I will try to get back to Hawaii to eat pineapples until I get mouth sores and cool them off with Dole Pineapple Whip.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 28, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Maui Gold pineapple. I can taste it already!
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plantmanager
May 28, 2016 8:52 PM CST
drdawg said:We don't use pineapples. *Blush*

You should try them! Then plant the top! Even the grocery store ones are pretty good. Of course, they are nothing like the home grown ones.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 29, 2016 5:51 AM CST
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