Golden Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

Your Care Guide to Indoor Tropical Plant.

Ananas comosus or as more commonly known the Elite Golden Pineapple plant is a tropical indoor plant is part of the Bromeliad family and native to South Africa. This herbaceous tropical perennial is easy to grow and easy to care for in all climates. The Elite Gold Pineapple plant has a central stem and deep green leaves that grow around the stem.

The Pineapple plant not only adds to the landscape of your home but is NASA-approved as a snoring cure, contributing to a better quality of sleep! The pineapple plant produces higher oxygen and improves the air quality of a room. Additionally, the fresh pineapples are loaded with Vitamin-C and manganese.

Care Guide to Golden Pineapple Plant - Ananas comosus

This is a fruiting plant that stays nice and compact and is part of our "patio fruit" assortment. Pineapple plants when young and kept indoors bear flowers that bloom for two weeks then begin setting fruit. The Golden Pineapple plant grows well both indoors and outdoors; with right care it can reward you with its delicious, edible tropical fruits.


Water from the top down once a week during the summer or spring season. You can space out the watering sessions for longer durations during winter. They're generally more tolerant of being under-watered rather than over-watered. If you have placed your plant outdoors, consider misting the leaves of the Golden Pineapple plant along with watering them.


The soil requirements for Golden Pineapple Plant are not very demanding. The soil should be rich, acidic, moist and well-drained.


The Golden Pineapple plant thrives the best in full sun. If you choose to grow it indoors, pick a spot in your home that receives the most sunlight. If you choose to grow it outdoors or on a patio be mindful that the plant is naturally grown in tropical areas and cannot tolerate cold winters in which case it’s best to bring them in during the winter season.


Heavy salts in fertilizers can burn the roots so use either traditional potting mix or liquid fertilizers. A general potting mix like Miracle Gro should work.

Heat and Humidity

Keep the plant in a temperature that ranges from 65°F to 95°F. If you live in a dry climate, try misting your plant occasionally.

For added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

How long will it take my plant to grow a pineapple?

The time duration for the plant to grow Golden Pineapple depends on whether it is placed indoors or outdoors and how well it is cared for. Under apt conditions mentioned in the care guide above it can produce fruit anywhere between 16 to 24 months.

How many times does a pineapple plant produce fruit?

If the plant is well taken care of and provided with optimal conditions, the center stem will first produce purple, pink or red flowers. The flowers will stay for a duration of two to three weeks and then start transforming itself into the fruit. In the best conditions, the golden pineapple plant or the Ananas comosus will produce two to three fruits in its lifetime. The main plant will slowly die after the fruiting cycle is complete. However, it will produce side shoots and suckers before dying that can produce more fruits as well be propagated to birth a new plant that will bear more pineapple fruits. Averagely it would take 16 to 24 months for the fruiting to appear.

Why are the leaves of my Pineapple plant turning yellow?

The leaves of the golden pineapple plant can turn yellow due to not watering the plant properly. This could be an effect of both under and over watering. To get the moisture levels right on your plant, stick a finger in the soil and it should feel damp but not waterlogged. Generally, the pineapple plant is drought-tolerant however, under-watering as well as overwatering can cause root rot for the plant. In which case, the leaves will start to turn yellow or even black and may start to shrivel. In this case, you can save your plant from rotting by removing it from the pot, cutting out the roots that have rotted and repotting the plant with some fertilized potting mix.

As a general rule of thumb, try to water the plant sparingly during winter and more frequently during spring or summer seasons.

How to know if the pineapple fruit is ripe and ready for harvesting?

The pineapple plant grows 2 foot to 4 foot tall and spreads 2 foot to 3 foot wide. Once it grows tall enough it will start producing flowers that turn into the bearing of the fruit. On average, four months after the plant has started producing the flowers the fruit should ripe into a delicious, homegrown fruit that you can enjoy. When the fruit first starts developing it will have a green color but when it starts to ripen the color will start changing to golden yellow that you have known to associate with pineapple. Any time after half of the pineapple fruit has turned yellow you can harvest it. Once you have enjoyed the fruit you can use the crown to propagate and grow into a new golden pineapple plant.

You can purchase our “limited edition” Lyfe Propagation Station, a gorgeous way to watch your plants grow and expand your collection or gift cuttings to family and friends.

Where can I buy the elite Golden Pineapple (Ananas comosus) plant?

The Golden Pineapple plant is very easy to care for. You can purchase it here. Pineapples are popular throughout the South as an expression of "welcome" and symbolizes friendship, hospitality and warmth.

All our plants are proudly grown and shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida, USA.