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
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.
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.