Common name: Red pineapple

Native to: South America

 

Ananas bracteatus is a large terrestrial species of bromeliad that grows 100 centimetres (40 in) dark green leaves that fade red to pink when exposed to sunlight.[4] The long spiny leaves are characterized by "broad, cream and green, longitudinal stripes that are suffused with pink when grown in good light." When it flowers it blossoms typical pineapple fruit.

 

Ananas bracteatus is grown as an ornamental plant for its decorative red fruit. The leaves are long with sharp spines, so it can be used as a protective hedge for home security. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant.

Ananas bracteatus

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to part shade

    Flowers: Yes but fruit more speactuclar and edible!

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, striped green and yellow, turning rosy

    Growth habit: Whorls which grow more upright than other Bromeliad species

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 1 metre

    Spread: Up to 1 metre

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Large structural planting for orm and colour

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