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PlantFiles: Pineapple
Ananas comosus 'Champaka'

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Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ananas (A-nan-as) (Info)
Species: comosus (kom-OH-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Champaka

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Perennials
Epiphytes

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Jamespayne On Aug 3, 2004, Jamespayne from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

In my growing zone 9b, my pineapples are thriving in part-shade, and growing in a rich organic compost from years of Oak leaves and Pine Tree needles. It takes 19 months for a pineapple plant to produce fruit.

Regional...

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

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Big Pine Key, Florida
Glencoe, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Saint James City, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Summerfield, Florida
Leakesville, Mississippi



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