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Ananas Comosus

Botanical Name:

Ananas comosus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Plant Type

Fruit, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Herb.

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

The flowers are in an erect, tight cluster. An inflorescence is on a stalk up to 20" long. Each flower is made up of 3 sepals, 3 petals, 6 stamens typical of monocots.

Fruit

The inflorescence is fused into a seedless syncarp formed by 100-200 individual spiral flowers to form the fruit. When the fruit is ripe it generates a waxy, tough outer rind made up of hexagonal shaped units that change from green to yellow or slightly brown as it ripens. Oval, fleshy fruit when mature can be 12" long and weigh up to 6-8 pounds.

Taxonomy

Order

Bromeliales

Family

Bromeliaceae

Genus

Ananas

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