Plant Care Pineapple


4.2 out of 5 (33 experiences)

Pineapple has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Pineapple has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Pineapple

After bananas and citrus, pineapples are the 3rd most cultivated tropical fruit 🍍. The plant can grow 2-4' tall and they have thick and spiky leaves that grow in a rosette. Pineapples used to be a symbol of luxury and are depicted in many works of art since the 17th century. They have also been fermented and used to make tepache in their native Mexico for thousands of years!


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How to care for Pineapple


How often to water your Pineapple

Water needs for Pineapple
0.5 cups
every 12

Pineapple needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Pineapple

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Pineapple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pineapple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pineapple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Pineapple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pineapple in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Pineapple

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pineapple: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Pineapple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Pineapple is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Native Region
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Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Pineapple



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Pineapple has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Pineapple has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 13
Pineapple has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Pineapple has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Pineapple has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Pineapple has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Restorativeokra avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Lehigh Acres, FL

My plant has doubled in size. It has been growing for 2 years and still no pineapple

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 5,882 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN

Not pet friendly! This is the top of a commercial pineapple… I planted it in soil with some rooting hormone in August and it’s still green and growing now!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Houston, TX

Do not over water it!!!

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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe Columbus, OH

If you’re buying pineapples don’t throw away the bush keep it and grow it!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 977 XP

they grow p fast. my original one is already having to be repotted again. my cat is obsessed w it. sadly he ended up taking the small pineapple off the top and batting it around. it grew two new sprouts so i took one off and potted it. it hasn’t been too long and my tiny pineapple plant is already growing

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Bryanna avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 127 XP

I just took the top off of a pineapple from the store and it’s doing good! You have to propagate the top until roots grow long enough to plant :) super easy and I got pineapple out of it :D

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Jacinta avatar
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 563 XP
globe Hampton, VA

It’s burnt crisp after being in the sun for a few days. Not sure if it will come back. 😭

Browns easily Browns easily
Jspr avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 341 XP
globe 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant

He lives in a pineapple under the sea

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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 96 XP
globe New York

Hottie 👺

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 50 XP
globe Middelfart, Region of Southern Denmark

Really easy plant, beatyfull and wonderfull to keep in the bedroom for better sleep

Survivor Survivor

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