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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8736590

I once grew a pineapple in a pot. It survived its first zone 9 winter outdoors, did not survive the 2nd. It was in a big pot so not easy to move around. This time around I will plant in a smaller/lighter pot so I can overwinter.

This is what my cutting looks like.

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JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8771215

I would suggest a very sandy soil and bright light for growing pineapples indoors. Also, you don't need to use more than about a 1 gal size clay pot (or plastic pot with some rocks in the bottom for stabilization). Like most bromeliads, pineapple plants have a very limited root system - generally just enough roots to hold the plant in the soil.

Thanks for the photo of your pineapple crown! To get the best results, you may want to strip off most of the small, brown leaves to expose any "primordia" (small root tips) that are often present under the brown leaves.

Enjoy!

Jeremy
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8772665

I did as you say and stripped more brown leaves from tops #2 and #3. The first top has already produced 2 new leaves.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8774712

here is a pic of my pineapple top #1, after 3 weeks. The arrows show new foliage. I am keeping this plant in a bright shade location.

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JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 26, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8778423

Awesome! The dried brown tips on the leaves are typical for a recently planted pineapple crown. As the plant matures, the new leaves will not show the dessication browning.

Best wishes for some fresh pineapple fruit in a few years!

Jeremy

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