Pineapple plant cuttings and propagation
How do you propagate a Pineapple plant
You’ve probably seen her before: the pineapple plant! A houseplant with which you can grow your own pineapple in no time. Tasty? It certainly is! But what do you know about this special houseplant? Because she is definitely special. Officially the plant is called Bromelia Ananas, but you can just call it Pineapple Plant.
The pineapple plant ensures that there is less snoring. Yes, you hear that well! This tropical houseplant makes short work of that snoring of you or your partner. Put it on your bedside table and you’ll soon notice the difference. At least, if the fables are true!
- Glass or vase with water
How does pineapple grow?
The pineapple plant is planted in a pre-planted soil. To actually grow pineapples you need a tropical climate. So the pineapple grows out of the ground! For a nice juicy pineapple there is 14 to 18 months to work. For a second fruit about 13 months follow. So it takes quite some time before you can buy a pineapple in the supermarket.
Despite its long growing process, the pineapple plant is an easy houseplant. The most fun? You can cut it yourself! How do you do that? We’ll tell you how, first we’ll explain how to take care of it. That’s at least as important!
Grow your own pineapple plant, right from the supermarket!
The best thing is of course to grow your own pineapple plant. How do you do that? We’ll explain it to you! It is easier than you think.
Propagating a Pineapple plant in 4 steps
Step 1: Remove the crown of the pineapple
Where it all begins. In the supermarket, greengrocer’s or market on the corner. Choose a nice pineapple!
Then remove the crown from the pineapple. This is done by twisting off the crown of the pineapple. Can’t do this? Then cut the crown loose! Do not bring any flesh with you. You can carefully remove the flesh yourself. If you leave the flesh, your cuttings can rot. Of course you don’t want that!
Step 2: Cut away the bottom sheet
As you may know from cuttings, it is important to remove the bottom leaf of the cutting. This takes the cutting extra effort and energy. Something he can better use for growing roots!
Step 3: Put in the water
To keep your cutting above water, it is important to prick four toothpicks in your cutting. These are best put in a plus stitches. This way you can hang the cutting in a glass, with the cutting in water.
Step 4: Taking care of the cuttings
The pineapple grows best with lots of sunlight! And what else? Wait and see! Change the water once in a while, and you will see the roots grow. Enjoy your new houseplant!
Pineapple plant care
The Pineapple plant is easy to maintain. If you put it in a sunny spot at least! She prefers not to have the sunlight directly on her fruit, but this can vary from plant to plant. Somewhere on the windowsill is fine! Make sure she doesn’t burn in the summer. That’s no fun for anyone, not even your pineapple plant!
A little water
You might not expect it, but the Pineapple plant is not such a thirsty type. Okay, she likes to drink. Already once a week is enough! Don’t water her through the sides of the plant, but through her fruit. Do you doubt if she gets too much water? If so, give her more small bits more often than once a week too much. Take it easy! That’s what she does.