Pineapple Plants

j heyer added on August 9, 2016 | Answered

If you have a pineapple plant that was already growing when you purchased it, it says to get a "sucker" or "slip" from another plant and plant that in dirt. What is a "sucker" or "slip"? Where do you find it on the plant? How do you identify the sucker or slip? Our plant has a pineapple growing with leaves on top and base w/pineapple in center.

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Answered on August 9, 2016

A sucker is a small plant that grows between the large leaves of the parent plant. It looks like a cluster of small leaves. Once it reaches about 20 centimeters, you can remove it, cure it by leaving out for one week, then plant it in soil. Slips are similar but they grow around the base of the pineapple fruit.

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