☘ Origin: The Bromeliads entered recorded history some 500 years ago when Columbus introduced the pineapple to Spain upon return from his second voyage to the New World in 1493. On that voyage he found it being cultivated by the Carib Indians in the West Indies
☘ Family: Bromeliaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Ananas comosus
☘ Common Name: Ananas
Symbolism: Pineapple plant symbolizes a cheerful welcome and a warm reception, That's why you often see the plant over gateways, in a living or sculpted form.
Medium to bright indirect light year-round. Some direct morning sunlight is fine, but keep shaded from hot, direct midday sun. Insufficient light will cause growth to slow.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
Water when the soil is approximately 75% dried out. To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Pineapples appreciates a humid environment. Homes can become extremely dry in winter; use a cool-mist room humidifier, or mist often using filtered-water few times a week for best results.
Prefers temperatures between (15-27°C).
Bromeliads are similar to air plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your Pineapple one to two times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for Orchids or Air plants.
Pineapples are not known to be toxic, but be sure to allow the fruit to fully ripen before picking and eating it. If you eat the fruit when it is not ripe, it can cause digestive issues.
Pineapples are ripe and ready to pick off the plant when the entire outer skin develops into a yellow color and the flesh is an orange-yellow color. It’s best to allow the fruit to fully ripen on the plant because once picked, it will not ripen any further. Though the fruit of your Bromeliad Pineapple is edible, please note that it is not organically grown.
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.