How to propagate: Pineapple plant

You’ve probably seen her before: the pineapple plant! Officially the plant is called Bromeliad Ananas, but you can just call it Pineapple Plant.

How does a pineapple grow?

The pineapple plant is planted in a pre-planted soil. To actually grow pineapples you need a tropical climate. For a nice juicy pineapple there is 14 to 18 months to work. For a second fruit about 13 months. Therefore it takes quite some time before you can buy a pineapple in the supermarket.

Despite its long growing process, the pineapple plant is an easy house plant. The most fun? You can grow it yourself! How do you do that? We’ll tell you how, first we’ll explain how to take care of it. That’s at least as important!


  • Pineapple
  • Knife
  • Disinfectant
  • Toothpicks
  • Glass, vase(s) or mug with water
  • Optional: plastic bag

Propagating a Pineapple plant in 4 steps

Step 1: Remove the crown of the pineapple

It all starts in the supermarket, greengrocer’s or market. Choose a nice pineapple!

Remove the crown from the pineapple first. You can remove the crown by twisting off the crown from the pineapple. Is this hard? You can also cut of the crown with a knife.

After removing the crown, you can carefully remove the pulp. If you leave the pulp on, your cutting can rot.

Step 2: Cut away the leaves

It is important to remove the bottom leaf of the cutting. If not, it'll take a lot of extra effort and energy from the cutting. All his energy is needed to grow new roots.

Step 3: Position the cutting in water

To keep your cutting above water, it is important to add four toothpicks to your cutting. It's best to position the toothpicks in a plus. This way you can hang the cutting in a glass, without touching the water.

Step 4: Taking care of the cutting

The pineapple cutting grows best with lots of sunlight.

Change the water once in a while, and you will see the roots grow. Enjoy your new houseplant!

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Pineapple plant care

The pineapple plant is easy to maintain. If you position the plant on a bright spot at least! Pineapple plants don't like sunlight directly on her fruit, but this can vary from plant to plant. Somewhere on the windowsill is fine! Make sure the plant doesn’t burn its leaves in the summer.

You might not expect it, but the pineapple plant is not a really thirsty type. Once a week is enough! Don’t water the plant through the sides of the plant, but on top of the fruit.

Do you think the plant gets too much water? If so, water the plant more often, instead of a lot once a week. Take it easy! That’s what the pineapple plant does too.

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