To grow a pineapple from an existing pineapple, here’s what you would need:
- Any sized pineapple
- Little bowl of water
- Planting pots, and
- Potting soil
Here are the instructions on how to easily grow a pineapple from an existing pineapple:
- Get a healthy pineapple with no soft spots.
- Cut off the top area or crown so that no fruity part is stuck to it and put it aside for a few days for drying.
- Pull the outer leaves out and leave the rest of them.
- Place the bottom half of crown half inch deep in small bowl of water so that it gets dipped but not leaves.
- Dry it in a sunny spot for 2 weeks and change water every second or third day.
- Crown should be ready to get planted after about 2 weeks- fill a pot with potting soil to plant crown.
- Water the plant from the top to keep the soil moist and keep it near a sunny window for at least 6 hours daily
- After a year, you can replant the pineapple in a bigger pot to let it mature and give fruit- in 2 more years.
- You can pick the pineapple if the fruit has a rich pineapple scent and enjoy it!
Some of the tips as well as fact about pineapple that most people don’t know about are:
- A pineapple is not a single fruit but a collection of hundreds of tiny fruits!
- You can pluck old leaves as they die to give light and air for sprouting new leaves.