How to Grow a Pineapple

How to Grow a Pineapple

Have you ever wondered how to grow a pineapple? I have! And it’s funny, because when I tell people I’m growing 4 pineapples from other pineapples, they think 1) I’m nuts, and 2) they tell me that they honestly thought pineapple grew in trees! Nope!

Growing a pineapple is not as hard as one may think! Let me teach you exactly how to grow a pineapple!

How to Grow a Pineapple

  1. Choose an organic (if possible) pineapple at the grocery store that has healthy, green leaves.
  2. Cut off the top of the pineapple directly under the last leaves.
  3. Peel off the bottom layer of leaves until you have a nice, white ball at the bottom about 1″ high.
  4. Stick the pineapple top in a cup of water.
  5. Wait.
  6. Roots will begin to appear from that white ball in a few weeks. (Mine took 3-4 weeks to root).
  7. Once the roots are at least 1″ long, plant in soil. If you live in a cool location, plant the pineapple in a pot.
  8. Keep the pineapple in a sunny location. (Remember, pineapple like hot weather). Again, if you live in a cool location, keep it in the house.
  9. Water 1 time per week.
  10. Wait.
  11. A new pineapple should grow up through the center of the pineapple top you rooted and planted in about 6 months time.

Did you know that pineapple is not only delicious, but it is very good for you?

Pineapple is very high in vitamin C and vitamin A, rich in dietary fiber (aka- helps you poo), aids in energy production, contains antioxidants that help you ward off diseases like cancer, aids in digestion, boosts your immune system, is said to decrease inflammation and even arthritis. How incredible is that?!

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How to Grow a Pineapple

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