Ananas comosus ‘Variegatus’

Ananas comosus ‘Variegatus’

Pineapple

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Ananas comosus 'Variegatus'
  • Common name: Pineapple
  • Family: Bromeliaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Pineapple, Ananas comosus, is fun to grow and can be grown in the conservatory or greenhouse, or outside in summer. It thrives in rich but well-drained acidic soil or compost, and makes a fine, ornamental houseplant. A member of the bromeliad family, it bears rosettes of stiff, narrow, sword-shaped, grey-green leaves with toothed edges. From the centre of the rosette a large spike of purple or red flowers may appear. It can take several years to bear fruit.

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Ananas comosus ‘Variegatus’ has variegated leaves in grey-green with yellow-white stripes along the margins. It’s particularly ornamental and well-suited to indoor growing. Grow in free-draining, neutral to acidic soil or compost in a sunny, frost-free place. If growing outside then bring indoors in autumn. Protect from greenhouse pests.

How to grow Ananas 'Variegatus'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Ananas 'Variegatus' and wildlife

Ananas 'Variegatus' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Ananas 'Variegatus' poisonous?

Ananas 'Variegatus' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People