Grow Your Own Pineapple Plant

Growing Seeds

If you buy pineapples don’t throw the top away because with a little care you can make a whole new house plant! Pineapple tops are easy to grow and it’s totally green.


Here’s how you do it

  1. Twist off the top part of the fruit. If it doesn’t twist off easily, use a knife to cut it off.pineapples
  2. Peel away the bottom layers of leaves to about an inch up the stalk.
  3. Place a few toothpicks into the base and place the pineapple top into a glass of water.
  4. Within a few weeks you should see nice long roots.
  5. Once the roots have grown, plant the pineapple top firmly into some potting compost.

Keep your pineapple plant on a sunny windowsill or outside if it is warm.


  • Keep the soil moist but avoid over-watering!
  • If you see brown leaves – don’t worry as the new green leaves come from the centre of the rosette of leaves.