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)
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
Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
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.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Brown
Pink
Purple
Other: Brown
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
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
Offsets
Other: Leafy tops of mature fruits.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Common names
  • Pineapple
  • Bromeliad

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Location: Summeville, SC
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2015-09-24
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Date: 2000-04-08
Photo by Rainbow
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
Photo by Rainbow
Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Summeville, SC

Date: 2021-09-17
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2016
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: November 2,  2019
3 y.o.specimen.  Gets 4 hours full sun a day.  Semi-outdoor atriu
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2018-06-13
Produced 1 fruit birds and squirrels decimated.  Plant produced 2
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-11-04
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii
Date: 2012-09-29
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-03-07
Location: Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit, MI
Date: 2015-07-17
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-03
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2012
A young fruit; this will be ripe in a few months' time.
Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: NYBG 
Date: 2022-06-14
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by robertduval14
Location: At home - Central Valley area, CA
Date: 2012-04-11
Roots found hidden under the pineapple leaves
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-07-19
Second year plant from pineapple top.

Date: 2012-12-27
Location: Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii
Date: 2012-09-29
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-09-25
Pineapple top a few months later
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Date: 2013-03-23
The recyclable fruit!
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2012-03-22

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-13
Newly potted plant that rooted.

Date: 2012-06-02

Date: 2013-06-15
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Comments:
  • Posted by RobertB (Bradenton, Florida - Zone 9b) on Mar 23, 2013 6:15 PM concerning plant:
    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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