Grow a Pineapple Plant: Dead Leaves: How to Remove?

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Grow a Pineapple Plant

By rocklady
April 26, 2012

Grow a pineapple plant. Twist the top off a fresh pineapple and remove the lower leaves. Let the bottom part of the pineapple dry out for several weeks. then plant. Be warned that the leaves do have sharp thorns on the ends.

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Bamb00Stix
Apr 29, 2015 6:11 PM CST
I potted my pineapple plant about a week, went through the removal of tons of bottom leaves, as many of the tiny leaves, and letting it dry before potting it. It seems to be doing good and actually looks greener, I've had to water it twice. Now I have a ton of dead bottom leaves, but since it's only been a week and I'm not sure if it's rooted yet; should I leave those for now? How would I get rid of them once it's rooted strongly? Some top leaves when I cut my pineapple were already starting to brown, and so I've trimmed the dead parts with scissors.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Apr 29, 2015 6:35 PM CST
@Bamb00Stix First of all Welcome! It takes awhile for the plant to root so I would advise you to just leave the bottom leaves as is for now. There are some others who have rooted pineapple by various methods. The thread below yours has a lot of information which you might find useful.
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Bamb00Stix
Apr 29, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Thank you! I actually was reading that when this question dawned on me. I'll definitely leave it be until the last week or so of next month. Do you happen to know the proper way of doing it for when it is rooted?
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Apr 30, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Just be patient. I know they don't look very pretty but trying to remove them now will probably do more harm than good.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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