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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    August 9, 2016
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    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.

    This article will provide more information:

    https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/citrus/pineapple.htm

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    Alisma on
    August 26, 2016
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    As a bromeliad, each pineapple plant only flowers and fruits once in its lifetime. However, after producing fruit it will move on to producing baby plants between its leaves. You can repot these tiny plants and care for them until they produce fruit, or leave them in place and they may eventually produce what is known as "rattoon fruit" while attached to the mother plant. Here's how to do it:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bromeliad/getting-bromeliads-to-bloom.htm

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  • Answered by
    Barbara66 on
    August 2, 2018
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    I've been growing pineapples for many years, my plants grow more than one pineapple every year and they don't die off. Some of mine produce more than one at a time per year. This year I had a harvest in January because it got warm where I am in zone 9a I had 4 pineapples, now I have a second crop of them, 6 are ripe enough to pick, and I have 1 that is almost ripe and a couple of babies... They are very sweet and juicy.

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    Alisma on
    September 14, 2016
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    Alisma on
    October 9, 2016
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    I know some people trim off individual pineapple leaf tips if they turn brown, but I'm not actually sure whether cutting all the leaf tips off is good for the plant. You may want to try it on one of the three plants first and see how it reacts.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    February 2, 2017
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    This sounds like a fungus issue, likely caused by the humid and wet conditions. Avoid water splashing unto the plants themselves. Air circulation can help.

    It may not be able to reverse these issues on your plants.

    You could grow your plants indoors in a sunny location and have less risk of disease.
    Here are some links with more information.

    This list of possible diseases or issues is very long for Pineapple plants.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/planting-pineapple-tops.htm
    http://www.apsnet.org/publications/commonnames/Pages/Pineapple.aspx

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    March 12, 2017
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    A Pineapple plant can produce up to 3 fruit in it's lifetime.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pineapples/care-of-pineapple-plants.htm

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