I heard that you can simply grow a pineapple plant from the pineapple fruit bought at the grocery store. A few weeks ago, I gave it a go, following tutorials found on the internet. It was easily done in a few steps. Scroll down to see a step by step tutorial of how to grow a pineapple plant.
- Buy a fresh, not overripe pineapple and bring it home.
- As soon as you possibly can grab the pineapple fruit with one hand and the bunch of leaves with the other and twist at the joint point until it snaps.
- place the pineapple fruit on the side, to eat later and using a sharp knife, cut about an inch at the bottom of the bunch of pineapple leaves
- now start peeling the lower layers of pineapple leaves, until you start seeing some incipient roots or seedlings. my kids said they look like worms and they’re right. Peel the leaves until you expose at least ten of those wormish looking growths. You’ve got a pineapple plant.
- Place the pineapple plant in a glass of water and change the water every other day
- In two weeks, you should have a pineapple plant with long white roots ready to be planted in a pot of compost.
- Plant the pineapple plant in a pot and place it in a sunny location. Keep it moist, water it daily. You might see that some of the leaves are dry at the tip. I chopped the dried tips off and the plant survived and thrived.
- As the pineapple plant grows, move it in bigger pots. If you live in a hot climate, you can even plant it outside in the garden.
- In about two years time, you should have a pineapple fruit growing at the top. Happy Ending and a new know how beginning