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Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'
Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo' | Ananas comosus 'Amigo'

Pygmy Pineapple 'Amigo'

Ananas comosus 'Amigo'

Regular price £26.00 £0.00

Add a touch of much-needed tropical warmth to your home with one of our Pygmy Pineapples. 

The fruit are smaller, bitterer cousins of the pineapples we’re used to seeing in the supermarket. You can eat them, but we wouldn't necessarily recommend it!

As a bromeliad, the Ananas comosus produces a single ornamental fruit at the centre of a crown of delicately coloured foliage. When the pineapple drops off, it's unlikely to produce a new one, but you should get pups in the soil which you can re-pot and grow into whole new plants.

Pygmy Pineapples grow wild in South America, with Puerto Rico being a prime exporter. Over the last year or so, desire for these statement plants has swept across Europe and Australia, but availability goes up and down, so don't hesitate when you see one!

Growing pot size: 12cm diameter. Plant height 35-40cm including growing pot

Pets and children: Safe for all :)

Excludes decorative pot. Pairs perfectly with the Quartz S 

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How to care for the Pygmy Pineapple

Bright Indirect Light

Bright Indirect Light

Find me a spot that gets no more than 4 hours of direct sun, or my leaves might dry up or get scorch marks

Medium Watering

Medium Watering

Wait for the top 2-5cm of my soil to dry out between waterings. This is roughly every 7 days in summer and 10 days in winter

Care

Care

I am easy-going. Just snip off any dry leaves and give me the occasional dusting to keep me looking my best

How the Pygmy Pineapple cares for you

Produce

Produce

Look after me well and I'll produce flowers or fruit. Seeing the consequences of your efforts will increase your confidence

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Pygmy Pineapple

Yes, it's a real pineapple plant! The Pygmy Pineapple, or ananas comosus 'Amigo', is a cousin of the kind of pineapple grown for eating, though its fruits are much more acidic and less tasty. The Pygmy Pineapple produces a small fruit surrounded by long silvery-green foliage, and is quite the showstopper plant

Although the ananas corona only grows to a height of around 16 inches, it does quite quickly produce baby pineapple fruits, which can be grown into a new plant in a separate growing pot. Since these plants are native to the tropics of South America, specifically Brazil, they need warm and well-lit rooms to live in, and a little water once per week. The heat of the sun helps to warm the soil, which this plant needs to maintain firm, sturdy foliage and produce lovely pineapple fruits.

Growing a fruiting plant has plenty of wellbeing benefits, even if it is a pineapple that's rather too acidic to be eaten. Watching your ananas corona bear fruit and produce new pineapples to repot is a great way of attuning yourself to nature in an indoor environment. The pineapple is also a fruit featuring fractal patterns, and studies have found that these naturally occuring patterns improve concentration levels. For this reason, the Pygmy Pineapple is very well-suited to the office as well as the home. Bear in mind that its leaves and unripe fruit can be mildly toxic if ingested due to its acidic nature, so keep out of reach of children or pets.