Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Grow Pineapple Trees Indoors or Outdoors

I’m going to share a secret with you. I don’t have a green thumb. Anything I’ve ever purchased pre-potted, is going to die. I know it when I buy it but that doesn’t stop me from continuing to buy pretty flowers. I can however, start my own plants from seeds and they grow unbelievably well. I don’t know why. I can grow anything from fruit trees to any kind of vegetable, from a single seed.

One day, I decided I wanted to see how easy it was to grow a pineapple tree from a pineapple. It was so ridiculously easy, I’ve started quite a few and have given them away as gifts. You too can grow pineapple trees like a boss, even if you don’t have a green thumb.

Here’s how….

2 things you’ll want to keep in mind. Pineapple trees don’t need much dirt so they do well as indoor plants. Yes, you read that right. You can have pineapples growing indoors. The other rule of thumb to remember is that pineapple trees don’t need much water. The soil cannot be soggy. That’s a big no no.

This is the perfect time to start your pineapple tree. Keep it indoors throughout the winter months, and by summer, you will be able to set it outdoors. I always bring mine in during fall. They don’t like cold weather.

Step 1
Pick out a pineapple.

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Step 2
Cut the pineapple using your (amazon associate link as follows) Pineapple Slicer, Peeler and Corer.

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Step 3
Let dry for several days.

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Step 4
Make something yummy with the fruit. Don’t skip this step :).

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Step 5
Cut all of the fruit from the top until just the stem is showing. Peel back the leaves until you have about an inch of roots showing.

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Step 6
Plant the pineapple in a shallow pot or do as I do and reuse those plastic ice cream containers you have lying around. You can use organic soil if you prefer to grow organically.

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Year 1
Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

Year 2
You should see your first fruit in about 2 years. Be watching for the bloom.

Grow Pineapple Trees, Like a Boss

P.S. You can plant these outdoors if you have an area where they will avoid the frost and if you have plenty of room because they multiply.

What is your favorite slushie recipe using fresh pineapple? I’d love to try it.

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  1. Wow, I would have never thought of this. I’ll definitely going to try this since it sounds like it’s effortlessly easy. Thanks for sharing this ingenious idea!

    1. They are my favorite fruit as well. Fresh pineapple burns my lips though for some odd reason, unless I refrigerate for a couple of days before eating. It’s so good with cottage cheese.

  2. My goodness, this is quiet amazing. I never know you could grow pineapple trees indoor as well. Such a simple & great idea which I could use as we have lot of space in our front yard.

  3. I think it would be fun to try. I’d not want a bunch though… so maybe I’d plant them at my son’s house and just take a few, hahaha

  4. Oh my goodness I love this!! I didn’t know it was simple an that it looked so pretty when it grew! We eat pineapples all the time gonna give this a shot

  5. I’ve heard about being able to grow them like this. I keep forgetting to try it out though. I’ll have to pick up some pineapple and try growing one.

  6. This is really cool. I didn’t know that you could grow pineapple trees like that but I am going to try this for sure. I think I will wait until the beginning of next season but it’s going down for sure!

  7. I grew up in Hawaii and my mom had pineapples growing in the backyard, so pineapples will always remind me of home. They’re also so cute when they start growing at the top of the crown!

  8. I have always wondered how you plant a pineapple. We grow our own veggies and fruits out of seeds from previous plants. We couldn’t figure this one out. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I’ve never tried planting a pineapple before! That’s pretty cool. I didn’t know it took them that long to bloom though. It would be nice to give this a try! Thanks for the idea!

  10. OOhh Wow I didnt know I could grow Pineaple out of the tropics. And I am gonna grow one Yayyy! Thanks for the tips

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