Height: 35cm |
☘ 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(s): Ananas · Ivory Pineapple
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. The pattern on the Pineapple fruit features the Golden Ratio, a geometric formula in a spiral shape which is said to be 'most appealing to the eye'.
This ornamental fruit plant can happily be used for indoor decoration or be given as a housewarming or birthday gift.
The word "Pineapple" in English was first recorded to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees which are now termed as pine cones. When European explorers encountered this tropical fruit in America, they called them "Pineapples".
The sound of the Chinese word for Pineapple is close to the sound of “good luck coming your way,” so the Pineapple has become a popular traditional Feng Shui symbol of wealth, fortune, and prosperity.