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drnicko

Dentist by day....horticulturist by night. Love fragrant tropicals and fruits. Self taught grafter and tissue culturist. www.thebloomingjungle.com

Ananas comosus

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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drnicko

#Pineapple #plant #success at #rooting 👍👍😃😎 #tropicalfruit #tropicalplants #fruit #polytunnel

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angiecrazycatlady

Is that off the top of a shop bought pineapple 😊

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juliesgarden

👍👍👏

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drnicko

@angiecrazycatlady yes Angie 😃😃

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lovemygarden65

Wow fantastic 👍

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angiecrazycatlady

How did you do it I've always fancied trying it 😊🍍

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drnicko

@angiecrazycatlady twist top off, pull off loads leaves at base to expose about 2 inches of the stem. There should be a few little dried roots, which is a good sign that wants to become a plant. Left to dry for 3-6 hrs. Dipped in rooting gel and then planted in very quick draining soil. Important bits: place stem into soil at 45' angle not straight..also water into the top of the leaves, as this is the way it would receive water in the wild, so the leaves can take up water and stay alive.

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drnicko

@angiecrazycatlady it took maybe 2-3 weeks to get loads roots in my polytunnel and then planted properly in same soil. The plant is just getting bigger and bigger by the day!! 😎😎👍

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SikoMa

We had these lining our walkway when we lived in Florida. Nothing beats a home grown pineapple, and they are fairly easy to start. We sandy soil, so they were quite happy.

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tina

I think I do another pineapple soon the last one got too big

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