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Pink Pineapple, Dwarf Pineapple
Ananas nanus

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ananas (A-nan-as) (Info)
Species: nanus (NAN-us) (Info)
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Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:



White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly





Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Key Largo, Florida

Naples, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida

Plant City, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Seffner, Florida

Townsend, Georgia

Honomu, Hawaii

Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 26, 2006, digital_dave from Springfield, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant was recently reclassified as Ananas comosus var. ananassoides


On Jul 26, 2006, ksikes from Townsend, GA wrote:

In south Georgia I kept the plants inside during cold weather, they survived and now enjoy the summer sun. I have planted 3 in pots which started flowering in late July. The flower on the pineapple is white with blue edges, absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this plant .


On Jan 23, 2005, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

A friend gave me three plants a long time ago and I now have several of these tiny pineapples growing in my herb garden area. I use them in flower arrangements sometimes, along with miniature coconuts.

By planting the bunchy tops I keep adding to my plants constantly.


On Jan 22, 2005, salvia_lover from Modi'in
Israel wrote:

this plant requires a minimum temperature of 59°F/15°C


On Oct 4, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is an ornamental species of Pineapple from Brazil, cultivated by itīs pink inflorescence, that lately becomes a beautiful small yellowish pineapple. I got a plant from a cutting years ago, and it blooms repeatedly. I have so many buds that I donīt know what to do with them!

This plant has long, whorled, green-grey, leathery leaves with sharp spines. Unlike other bromeliads, the plant isnīt designed to store water in the middle of its leaves, although it has special hairs on the leaf surfaces that absorbs water, so watering the leaves is important.

The inflorescence already looks like a pineapple. Itīs on the top of a 30-40cm tall stalk, also covered with those special hairs (it looks grey). The flowers are tubular, small, purple, and atracts birds. On the... read more