Red Pineapple

Written by nickcmack   // 01/02/2013   // 0 Comments

Red Pineapple  Ananas bracteatus

The Red Pineapple is from the Bromeliaceae family. Like the common pineapple (Ananas comosus) it’s native toBrazil. It’s an evergreen plant and it can grow to 2 metres in height. Fruit develop in the second year if conditions are right.
It prefers a well composted, moist, free draining soil in a sunny position. It’s draught and frost tender and needs regular water and fertilizer.
The leaves have very sturdy spines so take care when working with, or around, these plants.
Propagation is by division. Apparently it produces a few different types of  “suckers” or “pups”. There are the ones under the plant, those on the stem under the fruit and sometimes between the leaves. It can also be grown from the crown.

 

The red pineapple may be seedy and if grown from the crown may not be genetically the same as the fruit it was taken from. In other words it may not be as good or it may be better.

It sounds rather interesting but a bit thorny.

 

The winning photo for December 2012 by Paul & Pat Saron and text by Shirley Kerle.

References: Encyclopaedia Botanica, ABC Gardening Australia FLORA and a few internet sites.

 

 

 

 


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