Tropicals forum: Pineapple plant - help

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Kolby
Feb 3, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Hello, I planted these two pineapple plants about two months ago and they aren't looking too hot! I live in florida, and they are planted in a full sun area. We just went through some cold weather (cold for us hehe) but I don't know why they are looking like they are on their way out (and I really would love some fruit:)) I don't really water them as I let our regular showers do the trick and I got them because I read that they were very low maintenance. Any ideas on what could be the issue with my beautiful bromeliads? D'Oh!
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
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ScotTi
Feb 4, 2018 5:09 AM CST
Welcome! Kolby
Have a few questions, that may help solve your problem.
Were the plants growing in full sun conditions before you planted them in full sun?
Were the plants growing in a outside location before being planted in ground outside?
How cold did you get?
How dry is the soil they are planted in becoming between the rains on these newly planted plants?
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Kolby
Feb 4, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Hi Scotti! Thanks for reaching out. I believe they were kept in a somewhat shady area and now they are in full sun. The temp got to the 50's this winter, maybe even 40's. It's warming up now. They are planted in a very sandy soil as I live close to the beach in South Florida so yes it should be very dry.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
Image
ScotTi
Feb 4, 2018 1:37 PM CST
Kolby, The plants more than likely suffered from sunburn and future new growth will be fine as it will be acclimated to the full sun. They will need water if ground becomes to dry until established. I have a few young plants growing outside that took a low temp in upper 20s with no damage.

Kolby
Feb 6, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Hi Scotti! Thanks for reaching out. I believe they were kept in a somewhat shady area and now they are in full sun. The temp got to the 50's this winter, maybe even 40's. It's warming up now. They are planted in a very sandy soil as I live close to the beach in South Florida so yes it should be very dry.

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