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 a herbaceous perennial plant with a very short stalk and a dense rosette of leaves. Leaves are rigid, linear, xiphoid, 50-120 cm long and 3-6 cm wide, toothed, spiky at 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 Hawaiian and Azores, as well as the Philippines, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Guinea. Significantly expanded plantations in India. In Russia, pineapples can be grown in greenhouses. In the greenhouse collections 4-6 species, in room culture used 2-3 species.
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 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 fade.
Plant the tip in light soil for home plants. Choose a pot height of 15 cm. Make sure that the earth does not fall on the leaves. Ram 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 a sapling once a month.
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