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May 9, 2018 3:13 PM CST

Hi, do you know if these can be propagated by the small kiki's around the top ? I have one and it looks like it will have about 10 small floral heads around it.
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May 9, 2018 3:25 PM CST
Name: Karen
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I haven't done it, but I'm betting they would grow for you if you remove them and plant them up. Give it a try!
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May 9, 2018 3:35 PM CST

Will let you know if it works or not. If I can ever find my way back to this page LOL.... this makes my 200th pineapple plant.... the first Red I've had.
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May 9, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Maybe wait a bit longer for them to mature more. I'm not sure it's important, but it can't hurt.
200 pineapple plants! Wow! Where do you keep them all? Do you live where they can stay outdoors all year? I have to move them into a tiny greenhouse, so I don't grow them anymore.
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May 9, 2018 5:13 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Yes, those "pups" can be potted up for new plants but I agree with plantmanager, you might want to wait a couple more weeks and let them grow a bit more before separating them from the mama plant.

When the fruit is ripe and ready to harvest on the mature plant, you can also propagate the crown/top by slicing it off of the fruit; strip off the lowest leaves at the base; allow the entire top to sit somewhere to dry out for a few days and then pot it in a well draining medium.
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May 16, 2018 4:46 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Great to propagate. With a bit of luck one year , managed to propagated a pink pineapple from the mother plant. I think it took two years. It's was in a pot.
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