Grow Your Own Pineapple at Home!

by Cindy
3 Materials
30 Minutes
I Live in Ohio and we have cold winters here. So it is easy to say we get the winter blues ,so after making a fruit salad from scratch to brighten the day I decided to try starting a pineapple plant from its top.
It was really easy once I figured it out.
and the end product was astounding for a amateurs.!!

Start buy Purchasing a grocery pineapple
Next cut the top of the pineapple.
Pull the leaves off the bottom of your pineapple top ,making sure a nice amount of roots are exposed as shown here.
Next you want to root the top in water until new roots are forumed.
make sure just the roots are in the water...change the water every few days.
When there are new roots on the bottom of the top.. plant it in potting soil.
and place in a sunny south window and wait until spring .
make sure you use a large pot as the pineapple base grows big.
Here is what you can expect in a few months....I then set mine outside in the spring. A large stock developes in the center on the plant and that is where the pineapple is fourmed...
keep the plant moist during its growing time.
everyone who visited my home would say...( WOW you have a pineapple growing in your dining room)
And my response was....YES YES I DO!
Have fun!
Suggested materials:
  • Pineapple   (Grocery)
  • Potting soil and any pot.   (Hardware store)
Frequently asked questions
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  • Selma Kadri Selma Kadri on Nov 18, 2017
    What was the duct tape for?

  • Dave Dave on Nov 18, 2017
    I have had my pineapple plant for around three years and it is huge but has never produce fruit. What could be the problem? Any help out there would be appreciated.

  • Darlene Chinchar Darlene Chinchar on Dec 11, 2017
    How often does the fruit bear on the plant? Also does the plant last after bearing fruit like a regular house plant? And finally, do you remove dead leaves and treat it like a house plant? Thank you

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  • Lisa Sheppard Lisa Sheppard on Dec 11, 2017
    I did this in July and was amazed that the plant took it's a nice looking plant

  • KAREN KAREN on Oct 29, 2019

    OK so this is not a question, I have like 8 of them growing, had them for 3 years! I do not have room in my house over winter, ( I live in Wisconsin)

    and all of them never got fruit on them. needless to say, waist of time and dirt, they are now out in shed for winter, i guess if they die, then so be it, but if they live then ill bring them out for the summer and try again! good luck to you all who try this,,