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Here is the pineapple that was in the clay pot a month ago. It has now settled into the yard in the "pineapple plantation" and is growing. Note that the brown edges seen in the photo in the article have basically dried up and flaked off. The rosette of small leaves in the very center is the crucial part of the growing pineapple plant. If these remain healthy (dark green and stiff), the pineapple should continue to develop.