Planting it your garden requires a bit of space about 12 feet across in full sun, though I have grown them under my Macadamia tree. Water them twice a week and wait. When the plant leaves reach a length of 6 feet take 1 teaspoon of Calcium Carbide mixed in 2 cups of water and pour into the center of the leaves; this will force it to flower.
|Ready to add Calcium Carbide|
|The flower begins|
|Just a matter of time before you can pick and eat it.|
Potting it you will need a fairly large pot, actually you may be better off getting a new clean paint bucket at your local hardware store. Drill drain holes around the sides about ½ a foot above the bottom and 1 or 2 holes in the bottom. Fill with potting soil.
If you plan in growing it inside you will need a fancier pot designed for inside plants. Don’t forget to allow for the full growing size of your Pineapple.