What Is The Life Cycle Of A Pineapple?

by Anak
(Brooklyn, NY)

I am interested to know what is the life cycle of a pineapple plant?


A pineapple plant is a bromeliad. Like all bromeliads, it produces just one flower--actually it's an inflorescence--and then dies.

Before it leaves this world, however, a pineapple plant will propagate itself by sending up "pups". These offsets arise from the soil around the mother plant. Once they are big enough, they can be used to grow more pineapple fruit.

This article will explain the process in greater detail Growing Pineapples

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