Gardening in Apartments forum: Growing a pineapple plant from a pineapple.

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JaneEyre
Jul 30, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Recently, I took the crown off of a very tasty pineapple and I'm rooting it in water. Does anybody know the best type of soil to plant the rooted crown in? I have potting and cactus/succulent soil but I'm wondering if I need another type.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jul 30, 2016 11:54 PM CST
One of the major books that got me started into serious hose plant growing was: The After-Dinner Gardening Book, Richard Langer, 1974. Page 30: "....Coffee grounds are high in acid. If there is one thing Pineapples love, it is rich organic acidic soil.... I settled on a mix of 1/2 potting soil, 1/4 humus and 1/4 coffee grounds..." I recommend this book to anyone. See if Amazon has a used copy. Covers mangoes, avocadoes, papaya, pomegranate, dates, yams, bananas, and more. Gene
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Christine
Aug 13, 2016 7:22 AM CST
I had mine in sand & miracle grow potting mix, I had her 4 years and had to give her away because she got so big for my apartment, I put mine directly in the sand mixture and didnt root in water, I wasnt aware you could root them in water. Let us know how you make out. Welcome!
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purpleinopp
Aug 16, 2016 1:33 PM CST
I've started 2 by laying the cut-off tops on the ground & kind of snugging the soil against them, watered often.
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Name: Dawn
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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dmarie17
Aug 16, 2016 1:44 PM CST
gasrocks said:One of the major books that got me started into serious hose plant growing was: The After-Dinner Gardening Book, Richard Langer, 1974. Page 30: "....Coffee grounds are high in acid. If there is one thing Pineapples love, it is rich organic acidic soil.... I settled on a mix of 1/2 potting soil, 1/4 humus and 1/4 coffee grounds..." I recommend this book to anyone. See if Amazon has a used copy. Covers mangoes, avocadoes, papaya, pomegranate, dates, yams, bananas, and more. Gene


Wow I've never heard of adding coffee grounds before! Dumb question but do you use new or used grounds? Do you think I can add them to the soil late in game? I've had this guy for about a year and while it does have new growth, it doesn't seem to be thriving.


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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Aug 16, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Buy a used copy of the book and learn a lot! Gene
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Altheabyanothername
Aug 18, 2016 7:11 AM CST
Hi, welcome!
Dawn, it would be used coffee grinds! You can usually ask any coffee shop or restaurant for their grounds. Go ahead and sprinkle them all over the top of the soil. If you can easily work them into the soil in a couple of places that would be great but not necessary! May you be blessed with joy in your life!
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