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Potted in some of our homemade compost made from locally sourced food waste, this pineapple head has been saved from the waste heap and repurposed. Especially for you!

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A few things to know about pineapple plants

  • Be patient. Your pineapple top will take about 24 months to fruit and then another 6 months to mature.
  • Pineapples grow very happily in pots or tubs.
  • We plant in the pots we can lay our hands on to repurpose and typically use 200mm pots which are good for the first 6 months, or so.
  • Repot into a 25L pot or plant in your garden.
  • Pineapples don't need much water. They have very tough leaves so they don't lose much water through evaporation. They can get by on very little.
  • Pineapples need free draining soil.
  • Pineapples don't need much soil or high quality soil. They belong to the family of bromeliads, and like all bromeliads they do not have a big root system.
  • Pineapples get a lot of their water and nutrition through their leaves.
  • Pineapples like slightly acidic soils, which is what most gardens have anyway.
  • Pineapples grow in full sun, even in the hottest climates, but they also do well in dappled shade.
  • Avoid soggy, waterlogged soils, burning leaves with concentrated fertilisers, frost.
Further reading: Growing Pineapples (Ananas comosus)