|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 12
|Plant Height:||30 to 60 inches (.75-1.5m)|
|Plant Spread:||3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Edible to birds
Other: When grown in the ground the fruit will be @ 12 inches long. If grown as a houseplant the fruit will be much smaller and less tasty.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Toxicity:||Other: Green, unripe fruit has toxic qualities and can cause throat irritation as well as stomach irritation if eaten. Sap from leaves contain toxins including calcium oxalate crystals that cause contact dermititis as well as severe mouth pain if ingested.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Tip
Other: Leafy tops of mature fruits.
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by RobertB (Bradenton, Florida - Zone 9b) on Mar 23, 2013 6:15 PM
You can cut the top off a store purchased pineapple with maybe an inch of the fruit attached to the top, let it set for a couple of days, and then plant in moist soil. It will root and grow and produce another pineapple fruit.
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