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Ananas comosus /Pineapple

Ananas comosus  / Ananas comosus
Pineapple fruit in early stage of development
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Pineapple fruit in early stage of development

Developing fruit

Nearly mature fruit with young plants around the base

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Scientific Name: Ananas comosus
Common Name: Pineapple
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Flower color: Red, Purple
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Requires a moderately acid soil 4.5 to 6.5. Mealy bugs may be a problem. Produces an edible, delicious fruit and the mother plant produces pups and then dies.