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How to Grow a Pineapple at Home

When we eat a pineapple, we usually throw away the top with the leaves. But maybe we shouldn’t! In fact, we can use the fruit leftovers to grow another pineapple! We just need a simple inventory and a little bit of patience.

5-Minute Crafts is going to show you how to grow a pineapple at home. You’ll be able to eat your own pineapple around 3 years after you start and while you are expecting fruit to eat, you can enjoy a new houseplant.


To grow a pineapple, you need:

  • a pineapple top
  • glass vase 24-30 cm in height
  • soil (you can use a mix for cacti)
  • empty bottle (0.5 liters)
  • water

How to grow a pineapple?

1. Take a pineapple top.

2. Remove some of the leaves at the bottom so that the trunk is visible.

3. Put the pineapple top into the water with the trunk down.

4. Wait for the roots to grow to a length of about 3-5 cm.

5. Put soil into the glass vase. The height of the soil should be around 4-5 cm.

6. Put an empty bottle in the middle with the neck down and put more soil around it so that you can see only 3-4 cm of the bottom.

7. Remove the bottle from the vase.

8. Now you have a deepening where you should put the pineapple top with the roots, and more soil.

9. Water the pineapple regularly but don’t overdo it. The soil should always be a bit wet, but not too much.

10. It might take 1-4 months for the trunk to grow and you also might need to repot the plant. You have to be patient: it will take about 3 years before you have the first harvest.

Some other important things

  • You need the top of a ripe pineapple with bright green leaves. Don’t buy fruit with brown leaves on the top.

  • The pineapple needs sunlight for most of the day, so keep it near a window.

  • Also, a pineapple will feel great in a warm greenhouse.

  • If you can’t find a cacti soil mix, you can use a universal mix. Just make sure it doesn’t contain turf.

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