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Apr 16, 2019 12:26 AM CST
|I planted this pineapple from the crown in May 2018. It was doing really well until recently. I didn't give it any fertilizer or nutrients, just water & sun.
From May 2018-Jan 2019, I watered it 3-4 days per wk. It was in partial shade, afternoon sun. It grew to 2 feet in diameter. Recently, in Jan 2019, I repotted it because there was such a good root system growing. I put it in full sun and watered only once a week and it became like this.
1. Leaves turned yellow.
2. All the roots turned white (photo 2 - root view), and then cracked (photo 1 - broken root).
If anyone knows what happened to the roots:
1. If there are bugs living in the roots stalk, is that what is destroying it?
2. Or was it watering, lack of nutrients, transition to full sun, or something else?
These photos are from after I pruned the leaves last week in hopes to encourage new root growth. If you zoom in on photo 1, you will see clearly the broken root. Many of the roots are like that now.
Bug in the roots
Stalk where new roots appear
Apr 16, 2019 4:15 AM CST
|Yellowing leaves can be caused by over watering as well as under watering; the soil and roots of your Pineapple (Ananas comosus) look quite dry to my eyes. Hopefully others who grow Pineapples will be along soon to offer advice/tips.
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