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Zone 7a | co692op added on February 16, 2024 | Answered

I planted the top of a pineapple about 18 months ago and still haven’t seen any semblance of a flower stalk yet. Can you suggest what I need to do to get the plant to produce a flower?

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Answered on February 19, 2024

This will take about 2 years if it is given near perfect conditions. Typically, they won't flower well indoors if at all. You can do some things to give it a better chance. This will need to be placed under grow lights, or placed outside once it is warm enough. You will want to feed it, periodically, with a well balanced fertilizer of your choice. It will want a rich, light soil that remains slightly moist but not wet or dry. It will appreciate tropical conditions to keep it growing up to speed.

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