Pineapple Plant 'Pacifico' - PlantAnanas comosus 'Pacifico'
A houseplant with a delicious pineapple smell!
The popular pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) 'Pacifico comes with a pineapple fruit which smells just like a pineapple should. Has sturdy, red tinted foliage, 30 cm long - very decorative and exotic looking! The exotic looking pineapple plant will look just fabulous on the patio or decking in the summer. This plant is not actually grown for the fruit to be eaten but it is perfectly edible when ripe and you are sure to enjoy the flavour. Pineapple 'Pacifico' fruit is somewhat compacter than the larger one you'd buy at the greengrocer's. Pineapples are similar to bromeliads.Show more
Show morePlant this bromeliad in a pot upon receipt. Choose a planter with holes in the base and with a saucer so that the water can drain easily (or you can use a decorative pot with no holes and place the pot and plant inside). Fill your pot with fresh potting compost and plant at the correct depth in the pot. Add more potting compost, press it all firmly down and water generously. Then place the pot in a warm sunny spot out of full sun.
Show moreBromeliad pineapple (Ananas) is a very easy house plant that requires little or no maintenance. Water regularly, keeping the soil moist at all times. They like a little water in the centre rosette of the plant where the leaves form together, as well as the soil. The water will remain in the funnel-shaped bract. Preferably use rain water (lime-free). Plant food is unnecessary. The ideal temperature should be between 16-24 degrees centigrade for this pineapple plant.
Show moreThe bromeliad looks very striking in the living room. A large inflorescence appears from the centre of a rosette of leaves. The leaves form a funnel shape where water collects. A bromeliad will only flower once but the flowers will remain on the plant for 3 to 6 months. After flowering is over, a fruit appears on a stem, the well-known pineapple!
The plant will then make new shoots that (in perfect conditions) will also flower. Once the new shoots are large enough, the mother plant will die off.
Pineapple (Ananas) is classified under Bromeliaceae – a very extensive family of tropical plants with many varieties in all sizes and colours. Many are epiphytic (grow on trees). A well-known bromeliad is the edible pineapple (Ananas comosus).