Dwarf Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. microstachys)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ananas comosus var. microstachys Accepted
Ananas ananassoides Synonym
Ananas comosus var. ananassoides Synonym
Ananas ananassoides var. nanus Synonym
Ananas nanus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Pink, maturing to pale yellow.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Offsets
Other: Leafy tops of mature fruits.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Dwarf Pineapple (Ananas comosus var. microstachys) by plantcollector Aug 14, 2015 1:05 PM 8
Miniature pineapple by plantcollector Aug 11, 2015 7:49 PM 4

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