Do you like plants? We do! We also like to try things we see on Pinterest sometimes just to see if they work. This post is what we used as reference for our experiment. You may want to use our reference post for a good picture of what any of our steps looks like. They took more detailed pictures than we did. THANK YOU so much Maui Jungalow for your step by step instructions!
This is a fun experiment and we cant wait to see if our plant will actually reproduce another pineapple like they say it will. They say it takes about 2 years to yield fruit.
First of all you will need a fresh pineapple. Try to get one with a healthy looking top on it. Save your top and trim or peel the very bottom leaves off the top to expose the meat of the stem. Then you'll need a glass that your top can rest in without falling completely into the water. By the way, we used rain water for rooting our top. We felt like the yucky chemicals in our faucet water would hinder the root action.
When your top has roots looking about like this, you'll be ready to plant it in a flower pot with some healthy dirt. The rooting process took about 3 weeks to get to the point you see above. We kept the glass with its pineapple top in a sunny room for the entire 3 weeks, changing its water once per week. Keep your water level just to the bottom of the green leaves.
When your roots have reached a substantial length in the glass, plant the top in moist dirt just to the very bottom of the green leaves, not any deeper.
We already have new growth in the center of the plant. Three new little leaves. From what we've read, this is where the new plant will start to grow. How exciting!
Just three little steps and you'll be on your way to growing your very own pineapple plant! If you've tried this experiment before, please share your results with us, if not.....maybe you will now!
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works!C-ya next time!