Question about my pineapple plant

mersiepoo(6)October 8, 2008

Hi!

I have a pineapple that I had grown from the crown (supermarket pineapple). It seemed to do pretty good for about a year or so, then I repotted it. Now it seems to not like it's new home..the lower leaves are turning a little yellowish brownish and it seems like it's not happy. Am I not watering it enough?

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houstonpat(9a)

Mine grow best in full sun, frequent watering but real good drainage. Protect from frost.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2008 at 12:05PM
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mersiepoo(6)

It may be that I haven't been watering it enough, I have it in a terra cotta pot. I used to have it in a plastic one..so maybe I need to water it more. Thanks! :D

    Bookmark   October 9, 2008 at 5:08PM
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tropichris

If it dies, you can drive down here as Lowes in Easton, Md has pineapple plants in fruit some times. Its a long drive but as our economy gets worse, Its worth it for fruit:D

    Bookmark   October 10, 2008 at 9:42PM
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toyo2960

Here in Southern California, I grow about 8-10 pineapple plants in full sun in plastic pots in regular potting soil. They are kept evenly moist. It's a bromeliad.
The plants seem to survive our winters (we do get occasional frost) and leaf tips burn. But I get fruit every year. The plants get pretty big. They throw off pups and I cut them off and repot them. Once the main plant fruits, it dies back. But there are always pups to take its place. I used to have them in clay pots, but it dried out too fast. So I use plastic pots, with good drainage.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2008 at 10:53PM
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erict

Make sure the soil has a pH from 4.5-5.5, and drains nicely.

And feed it. lol

    Bookmark   October 14, 2008 at 12:04AM
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dwiggs

i grow pineapples in part shade in the ground in south florida
there is always some lower leaves that decline as the plant matures,i have always known them to be somewhat drought tolerant but need allot more water (and nitrogen) when fruit set.they are quite hardy for the most part and do come back from major shock, but that might be different added in with cold weather in PA. don't over water and keep a well drained soil medium and obviously keep from freezing

    Bookmark   November 2, 2008 at 11:27AM
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