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The Ananas comosus (pineapple) is a bromeliaceae from the Central and South America known for his delicious infructescense. The name Ananas, come from náná náná which means "the perfume of perfume" in a native language of Brazil. The duplication this plant is really easy.

Step 1: What do you need

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-Pineapple, not too ripe, with a healthy rosette
-A good knife, a bread knife works fine
-A pot, you can be creative and use your imagination
-Soil, go for an easy-to-drain soil (ex.: for bonzaï or cactii mix)

kmoore541 year ago
I've grown several pineapples this way and Gabeuse is correct in stressing the patience part. I've literally had the plants sit completely dormant for months and months till summer rolls around and I place them outside. Even in relatively scorching heat (Oklahoma summers) they come alive and the plant will grow like crazy.

As long as the center stays green and you continue to water proper, the plant will eventually take off, leaf wise, fruit production comes much later.

Patience, lol.
Kkrattiger1 year ago
How big will it get in a year, 2 years, etc.? Will you have to re-pot?
Gabeuse (author)  Kkrattiger1 year ago

Yes I will have to repot (surely this summer), it will surely help his growth, perhaps, it's fascinating how it resists root compaction, maybe a trait from the bromeliaceae family which a lot of the species are epiphytes (hypothetic)

Misac-kun1 year ago

We call it Abacaxi down here on Brazil, but I didn't know that the scientific name came from here too.

Gabeuse (author)  Misac-kun1 year ago

In french, we call it "ananas", not so original from the scientific name :)

Vermanen1 year ago

And did you grow a new Ananas out of it?

Gabeuse (author)  Vermanen1 year ago

Not yet, because my plant is still juvenile, when it will be bigger, I'll make the try and the instructable about fruiting it. Where I live, I cannot have a pineapple plant outside all year long.. Our summer last only 5 months, and the ananas is fragile to temperature below 10'C, so I keep it warm inside, with a few natural and artificial light, almost like a bonsai :)