Did you know that it is possible to grow pineapple at home? Pineapple is one of the fruits that you can plant from the leftovers. Here are the steps you need to follow.

How to grow pineapple from leftovers?

Growing pineapple does not require much water and forms an original and decorative plant. Here’s what you need to grow a pineapple at home:

  • A medium-sized pineapple
  • A glass of water
  • Toothpicks,
  • soil,
  • A glass


  1. the choice of pineapple is important. Choose a fruit with green leaves that have not yet yellowed. To make sure it is not overripe, pull gently on the leaves. If they come off easily, it is a sign that the plant is too mature and cannot be replanted. Also, make sure the fruit is free of pests or insects that could quickly ruin your harvest.
  2. Wash the fruits and let them dry. Then cut off the stem, leaving some of the fruit (between 1 and 2 inches). Remove some leaves to expose the stem. This will help the roots grow.
  3. turn the stick over and let it dry for a week. This trick is essential to allow the areas where you nicked to “heal”.
  4. fill a glass ¾ full with water. The glass must be large enough to allow the rod to pass through without being completely submerged in water.
  5. Insert a couple of toothpicks into the stem to keep it balanced on the glass. They should rest on the rim of the jar with the leaves facing out.
  6. 6.Place the jar in a sunny location and wait for the roots to come out, which may take a few weeks. Be sure to change the water every 2 to 3 days. You will notice the appearance of some white roots.
  7. Once the roots start to grow, plant your stem in a pot of potting soil mixed with organic compost (at least 30%). Be careful, the roots need to be long enough to be planted. Press the soil around the base of the stem, being careful not to get too much soil on the leaves.
  8. it is advisable to keep the pot in a very humid and warm place; the temperature should not be below 64°F. If the location is too dry, spray the plant regularly.
  9. Water the soil once a week and apply natural fertilizer twice a month. It will take a few months for your pineapple to grow out of your jar. You will need to find a larger pot or plant it in your garden.
  10. it may take years for red flowers to appear, and then six months after flowering for the fruit to begin to develop in the heart of the plant.