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Growing a Pineapple from a Pineapple Top

Next time you get a whole pineapple, you might want to think about saving the top part. It’s really easy to replant it and grow a new pineapple from a pineapple top! Sure, it may take 2 – 3 years before you actually get a new fruit, but it’s still a neat project to do and good way to put something to use that you’d otherwise throw away.

how to grow a pineapple from a pineapple

How to Grow a Pineapple from a Pineapple

Basic Instructions:

You’ll need one regular pineapple, chop off the top, remove about 1″ of the leaves to expose the stem, stick that in water until roots form, stick it in the ground and watch it grow! It’s that easy.

Detailed instructions with pics:

1 – Chop off the Top of Pineapple

Start with a full pineapple and chop off the top. Find something delicious to do with the actual pineapple. Click here if you need tips on cutting up and peeling the whole pineapple.

2 – Expose the Pineapple Stem

Pull or cut the pineapple fruit from the stem so you are left with just the leafy part. Then pull the leaves off until about an inch of stem is revealed. It doesn’t need to be completely clean or smooth.

3 – Put Stem in Water

Stick the pineapple stem in a glass of water. I usually put mine in the kitchen window. Keep an eye on the water level and make sure to refill if it gets low. Little roots will start to pop out in a week or less!

4 – Replant Pineapple and Watch it Grow!

Once you see roots, you can plant it! It will do well both indoors and outdoors. All I do is stick mine in a sunny spot in the yard or garden. I water it the first week and then don’t worry too much about it. The second pic is after about a year. They aren’t very fast growing! The last pic is one I swiped off Google because mine haven’t been planted long enough yet to see a pineapple. But some day! And until then, they look good as part of the landscape and require very little maintenance.

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