How to plant and grow pineapple at home
Pineapple (lat. Ananas, Eng. Pineapple) is a genus of herbaceous tropical plants of the family Bromeliaceae (Bromeliaceae).
Pineapple is an herbaceous perennial plant with a very short stem and a dense rosette of leaves. Leaves are rigid, linear, xiphoid, 50-120 cm long and 3-6 cm wide, serrated, prickly along the edges. Adult plants can grow up to 1 meter tall and up to 2 meters in diameter. From the basal rosette of leaves a fleshy stem grows, on top of which there is a flower stem up to 30-60 cm long.
In tropical areas of America: Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, 8 species of pineapple grow; widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres. The leading areas of pineapple production are the Hawaiian and Azores islands, as well as the Philippines, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Guinea. Significantly expanded plantations in India. In Russia, pineapples can be grown in greenhouses. There are 4-6 species in greenhouse collections, 2-3 species are used in room culture.
Currently it is cultivated - at home as a purely ornamental plant, and if a small fruit appears on it, this is an additional reward to the owner.
Choose fresh pineapple with juicy, green leaves, dense skin of golden-brown color, without damages and rottenness.
Cut the tip off. Pinch off the bottom leaves. Remove the flesh without damaging the skin.
Turn the tip over and let it dry. The main cut and sections of the leaves should be rigid. It will take about a week.
Place the tip in a glass of water. Wait, she must take root. Change the water every two days, do not let it grow dim.
Plant the tip in light soil for domestic plants. Choose a pot with a height of 15 cm. Make sure that the earth does not fall on the leaves. Tamp the soil around the seedling.
Keep the seedling in a warm, well-lit place. Keep the soil moist but not wet.
Water the sapling once a week.
Fertilize sapling once a month.
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