The Red Spineless Pineapple is an exotic and fun selection to create a tropical garden. Related to the edible pineapple we purchase at the store, it produces small ornamental fruit making this plant rather unique. This plant produces red foliage and purple and white flower stalks. These stalks eventually turn into ornamental mini-pineapples. This plant makes a beautiful specimen plant in a garden, and it can also be used as a border plant or in front of foundation plants.
Plant the red spineless pineapple in bright sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause the leaves to turn red. If the plant is in partial sunlight, the leaves will remain a greenish color. This plant likes fertile organic soil that drains well. Plant in zones 10 and above. Enjoy this tropical plant in colder regions, by planting containers with excellent drainage.
Once the plant flowers, the mother plant will start to grow pups from the side of the plant. When the pups are large enough, transplant them to their own containers. Eventually, the mother plant will start to fade.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Exotic Flower, Red Foliage, Excellent Specimen Plant
Red Spineless Pineapple
White and purple
Water Moderately and consistently.
10 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
3 feet tall and about as wide
In zones 9 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Ixora, hibiscus, podocarpus