And you believed the pina colada has been the most fun you could have with a pineapple. It is even more rewarding to grow your ananas shrub (Ananas comosus), more commonly referred to as a pineapple plant, by rooting the crown of this fruit. The new plant can finally produce pineapples in the backyard at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. Do not anticipate pineapples until at least two or three years following the plants roots, but lush foliage will grow rapidly to about 4 feet high and 6 ft wide.
Grasp the pineapple firmly with one hand. Twist the pineapple crown using the other. Keep twisting until the crown comes from the fruit. Use scissors to clip off the lower level leaves.
Dry the crown for two full days in a trendy site. Plant the cut end in a sunny, wind-protected flower bed if it’s summer, in a container at different seasons. Fill the container or bed using sandy, well-draining soil. Plant the bottom 2 inches of the pineapple crown at the soil. If you’ve got more than one plant, space them at least a foot apart. Mulch outdoor plants with 2 to 3 inches of redwood compost or using a layer of black plastic sheeting.
Water that the pineapple plant adequately to keep the soil moist. Pineapples tolerate drought but prefer routine irrigation. Pour the water to the vase-like very top of this crown. You may understand when the plant roots by the new growth that appears from the overhead.