|I found it surviving without dirt, just decomposing leaves.|
Okay, I meant to grow a pineapple plant, but just left it to its own devices to grow. Other than whacking off the top and tossing it out to deal with later, I had nothing to do with the six month life of the plant above.
I had two pineapple tops. One was on the counter and the other got tossed to the porch. The one I tossed on the porch was thrown into a terra cotta pot with a terra cotta saucer inside. I did nothing to the top, just put the whole thing out because fruit flies were living and thriving in it.
Months later, I noticed the outdoor pineapple was growing new inner leaves while the older, bottom leaves were just brown. Water from rain blowing had watered the center even though I never did. Okay, maybe a few times at first until I just gave up on the effort. That pineapple, above, was not even sitting in soil, just a bare terra cotta saucer. Then, I put it in a pot with dirt. it looked better out of dirt!
Some leaf dying!
But, it will survive since there is new growth in the center.
When it rained for six weeks, it thrived. Now, not so much thriving as maybe dying. Everyday now, I water it a bit in the center. I am learning my lesson. Then, I started turning the hose fine spray on it for a few seconds and actually put it in dirt. We will see. Next spring, I may give it a larger pot home.
Now, for this one:
indoor plant got plenty of light but no water
Can I get one of these to grow?
I know it will be 2 years before I get a pineapple if I get a pineapple. I will just continue planting pineapple tops until I get a whole field of pots...lol.
Have you ever grown a pineapple plant and actually gotten a pineapple? I know all about the scraping of the pineapple to get the fruit off the bottom and watering the top, but is there anything else I need to know from here on out. I have read and heard lots, but could use your experience.