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Quick & Easy How To Grow A Pineapple Step By Step w/Pics

To Grow A Pineapple?! Hmmm, I have tried to raise a garden, and for whatever reason, I’ve never been very good at it. That doesn’t stop me from continuing to try. A few years ago I Grow A Pineapplebelonged to a Facebook group Called “Sprouts And Pouts.” This Facebook group I started to allow members to trade seeds, tips, photographs and such. I thought maybe I could learn a thing or two, and I did! I have found that it is much easier and I have much more success from container gardening.  Trading seeds with people from all over the world was fun and educational for me. I had thousands of seeds; all kept in a neat binder. The seed binders were not much different than My Coupon Binder!


One of the projects I was so proud of was my pineapple! It was so easy. Here’s how I did it:


Grow A Pineapple Step 1:

First thing I did was to purchase a fresh organic Pineapple.  When I’m selecting a pineapple, I look for one that’s evenly ripe, with a healthy set of gGrow A Pineapplereen leaves at the top. Avoiding ones that are overripe or that have dead or sick-looking leaves on them will save you a lot of frustration later.

Grow A Pineapple Step 2: 

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Then I removed the top by firmly grasping the leaves and twisting. The crown detached from the base.



Grow A Pineapple Step 3:

I remove the leaves from the stalk, start by pulling off some of the lower leaves on the pineapple stalk, exposing about an inch of bare stalk.  I was told that you need to be sure the “fruit” is completely removed, as it will rot if left attached.


Grow A Pineapple Step 4:

I set my stalk out to dry for a few days to allow the wounds from the leaf rips to dry. Pineapples will rot quickly, so skipping this step may cost you later.

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Grow A Pineapple Step 5:

I then put my new pineapple project in a glass of water. Be careful not to submerge the top. I impatiently waited for roots! Small roots appeared after a few weeks, but good strong roots took about 2-3 months.


Grow A Pineapple Step 6:

After some really strong looking roots could be seen, I then Planted my pineapple stalk. I filled a 10″ pot with a light, fast-draining mixture – such as cactus potting mix – or a mixture of peat, sand, and perlite. You can use anything from 6” to 8” flower pot.  Clay pots are best, but any pot will do. I then dipped the end in rooting hormone before planting. I planted the pineapple crown about an inch deep, gently firming the soil around it.

Items I used:

10 Inch TerraPot Planter [link to product]

Cactus Potting Mix [link to product]

Rooting Hormone [link to product]

Spray Bottle [I used a cheap one from the dollar tree]


Grow A Pineapple Step 7:

After planting, I watered my pineapple VERY lightly, just enough to moisten the soil. I use a spray bottle for this. I put my pot in a bright window and watered the plant when it became dry, just enough to keep it moist. (Don’t use any fertilizer yet.)  I have heard of people who have put the pot in a lightly sealed plastic bag or a terrarium, to allow the plant to recycle its own water to avoid over-watering.grow a pineapple

Grow A Pineapple Step 8:

I waited for my pineapples’ roots to take hold. It took about 2 months.

Grow A Pineapple Step 9:

Once your new pineapple begins growing new leaves, you can repot the plant in a 10” to 12” pot, using a rich but fast draining potting mix. After about a year of growth, you can move it to its final home in a large 5-gallon planter.

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  1. I love pineapples! I would love to grow it myself and see how it turns out. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. this is so neat. i love pineapple and am all for saving money. i have heard of other veggies/fruits that you can regrow but didnt hear about pineapple before.

  3. Great idea, I’ll have to give this a try! I’m like you, I don’t have much luck growing foods but I don’t give up! The seed exchange thing sounded like it was fun!

  4. i think i might try this,,i love gardening. Every year i have a garden.

  5. I will definitely have to try this because my family loves pineapples. I think I could pull this off lol.

  6. I have always wanted to try this. I just bought a pineapple today, and I am going to try this! Thanks for the info.

  7. OMGosh! This is so cool! I’m going to try this out!

  8. My family loves pineapple chunks. How great would it be to grow our own?

  9. wow such awesome steps in showing how to easily grow a pineapple. its a must try and i love pineapple fruit its so very delicious in taste.

  10. No wonder we never had much luck with the pineapples we planted. The waitng is the hardest part! But there’s a lot more to it than that, too.

  11. I would love to grow my own pineapple. This is so cool, thanks for sharing!

  12. This sounds amazing! I’ll have to try it this summer with my kids!

    • Let me know how yours turns out. Just a heads up, if your children are a little older and patient, then this is a great project. However, if you have little ones, I have found they become impatient and bored because it takes so long.

  13. Wow, what a great idea. I didn’t know until about 6 months ago that it took a year to grow a pineapple. I also thought they grew on a tree!

    • Don’t ya just love it when you learn something new? I know I do! Takes a long time to grow, but its definitely worth the wait!

  14. I might just have to try this!

  15. Wow I never even thought about where Pineapples come from.

  16. Very interesting. I may have to give this a go sometime, although, I am a black thumb when it comes to growing anything!

    • Give it a try. I am horrible at growing a regular vegetable garden in the summer… but I was able to do this. If I can, anyone can. Sometimes it’s not what you are doing, but rather the quality of products you are using. Once I ran to Walmart to pick up some potting soil. My thinking was, hey dirt is dirt so I purchased the cheapest one I could find. Everything I planted in THAT dirt died from the nats! Apparently, that’s a common problem with cheap dirt and I had no idea.

  17. We tried this while stationed in Hawaii, but I just couldn’t get it to grow.

  18. I can’t wait to try this! I have a pineapple ready to be sliced.

  19. I am going to try this-your instructions seem easy to follow-thanks

  20. Great tips. I will give this a try. I love plants. Thanks.

  21. I had no idea you could plant a pineapple, we live in NYS so of course I figured we couldn’t grow pineapples but this would be just for decoration, I love it.

  22. Wow, I never, ever knew that you grow a pineapple from the stalk. I am going to try this this year as this years something new.

    • I know Lyzabeth, Right? It’s amazing the things I learned to grow from the original plant! I think I’ll try to post on some of the other things too like scallions, garlic, romaine lettuce, carrot greens, basil, lemongrass, celery, onions, bok choy, avocado (not easy), sweet potato, and ginger just to name a few! It’s really a neat project especially for homeschooling or even just to teach your kids about regrowth, gardening, and being frugal! (It’s never too early to teach them about being frugal)

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