Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

Article: Garbage Gardening: Grow a Pineapple Fruit Tree Plant!: Can these be grown indoors?

Communities > Forums > Article: Garbage Gardening: Grow a Pineapple Fruit Tree Plant!
bookmark
Forum: Article: Garbage Gardening: Grow a Pineapple Fruit Tree Plant!Replies: 3, Views: 54
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
nme
Annandale, VA

October 11, 2007
12:36 AM

Post #4069933

I saw pineapple plants at my Home Depot in the indoor plant section. I live in VA, where it is too cold outside from about mid November to mid April.
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 11, 2007
2:48 AM

Post #4070523

Yes, pineapple plants can be overwintered indoors. Choose a bright, sunny window (probably facing south, if available), and water only as needed (about once a week). Try to keep the humidity high in the area immediately surrounding the pineapple, either with a tray of moist gravel with the pineapple plant raised above it (not sitting in water!), or frequent misting, or use a humidifier. You can also use less light and even less water and allow the bromeliad to go somewhat dormant during the winter months, then resume regular watering when warm temperatures return (60 F or higher) and place it in bright filtered sunlight, preferably outdoors.

Do the plants at Home Depot have pineapple fruit on them already? If so, the plants will most likely die after the fruit is fully ripe (as do most bromeliads), but you can cut the top off the pineapple fruit after you eat the pineapple and start a new pineapple plant.

Thanks for your interest! I hope it works out for you.

Jeremy
eastjack
Granville Beach, NS
(Zone 6a)

November 9, 2009
12:05 PM

Post #7255350

I live in Nova Scotia Canada and have grown a pineapple from a top cut from a fruit that we ate. It takes a few years but we did get a very tasty but rather small pineapple. The plant was always in a south facing window..

Thumbnail by eastjack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2009
1:11 PM

Post #7255482

That is wonderful, encouraging news, eastjack! I hope others will experiment with growing pineapple plants indoors and report the results here.

Thanks for sharing your story and photo!

Jeremy

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Article: Garbage Gardening: Grow a Pineapple Fruit Tree Plant! Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
growing pineapples ringbearer31 11 Dec 31, 2010 7:46 AM
Golden gardening opportunities... podster 8 Oct 8, 2007 11:33 PM
Pot size? imapigeon 3 Oct 15, 2007 1:49 AM
Pineapples billowen 0 Oct 8, 2007 8:37 PM
My pineapple pic Islandshari 9 Oct 12, 2007 4:04 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America