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.