Pineapple Plant - PlantAnanas comosus
Fruit of this bromelia smells deliciously of pineapple!
This popular pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) 'Corona' comes with a cute little pineapple that really makes a decorative house plant! Gives off the delightful scent of pineapple. Actually tastes like a pineapple but this plant is not grown with consumption in mind. Pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) 'Corona' has large exotic leaves approx. 30 cm long. Both plant and fruits on Ananus comusus are much smaller than regular edible pineapple plants. This plant emits oxygen during the night and helps prevent snoring as the scent of pineapple contains and anti-inflammatory enzyme (bromylaine) that helps to expand your airways. Try keeping your Ananas comosus 'Corona' in the bedroom if either you (or a partner) suffer from snoring.Show more
Show morePlant this bromeliad as soon as possible after receiving it into a plant pot. Use a pot with holes in the base and a matching saucer to allow water to drain properly. Or, use an ornamental planter that could collect drainage water from the pot. Fill the plant pot with fresh potting compost and plant the root ball of the pineapple at the right depth. Fill the pot with more soil and press well in. Water generously immediately after planting, and then stand the pot in a nice warm, light spot out of full sun.
Show moreBromeliad Ananas (Pineapple) is a very easily kept house plant requiring little or no maintenance. Always water in the centre of the plant as well as on the soil and if possible preferably use rainwater. You will notice that the water remains in the funnel-shaped bract. No need to use plant food. Room temperatures between 16° and 24°C will be ideal for this bromeliad.
Show moreA bromeliad will always be noticed in your home. A large inflorescence appears from the heart of a rosette of leaves. The leaves form a narrow tube. A bromeliad will only flower once but the flowers will remain on the plant for three to six months.
When flowering is over, the bromeliad will form new shoots that, in ideal conditions, can flower once more. Once the shoots are big enough, the original mother plant will die back.
A pineapple plant is classified under Bromeliaceae – a very extensive family of tropical plants with many different varieties in all shapes and sizes. Many of these are epiphytes which means they grow on tree branches. Ananas comusus (the plant for edible pineapples) is also classified as a bromeliad.