Ananas comosus - Red Pineapple w/ Fruit
Common Names: Pineapple
Origin: South America
Foot Candles: 200 - 250
Water: Barely moist
Humidity: 50% - 75%
Temperature: 18°C - 32°C
Soil: Free draining mix
Container: Small planter with drainage, irrigated bed
Nutrients: 5-10-5 when fruit is forming
Propagation: Seed, removal of offsets, or rooting of leafy fruit top
Interiorscape Use: Desktop, tropical themed atrium
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when overwater, scorch marks in direct sun
Comments: Fruit is grown commercially in the tropics and plants are used in landscape and interiorscape. Variegated and red coloured plants also available.
Toxicity: Poisonous by dermatitis, or ingestion of large quantities of raw pineapple and/or sap from leaves. Symptoms may include mild skin irritation from contact with juice; possibility of cuts from sharp-pointed leaves; irritation to the eyes from splashed juice; irritation of mouth, lips, and tongue.