Hello, hello! I don’t normally post on the weekends, but I have a few sponsored posts coming up this week, so I wanted to make sure to break things up a bit. Consider yourselves warned.
I’ve had this post in the works for a while now (notice the length of the roots), but have been way too lazy to actually post.
After getting some chores done this morning, I was ready to get my craft on. And that’s where this project came in!
Just before we left Hawaii, the pineapple plant that I had in the yard started to fruit. Due to customs and such, transporting my Petey pineapple wasn’t going to happen. I left him behind with a friend, determined to try growing another pineapple here on the mainland.
Growing a pineapple is surprisingly easy! All you need is the crown from another pineapple and some water. Start by cutting off a few of the bottom layers of leaves from the top and submerging that bottom part in a jar of water.
Within a few weeks, roots should start to grow, and you can transfer your pretty little pineapple to a pot filled with dirt. Make sure to switch the water out frequently, so it doesn’t get gross.
For a little added charm, I painted my pot with yellow and green paint to resemble a pineapple. I wanted to hurry up and get the plant into dirt while the weather is still hot out, since I literally don’t know how plants work in the winter. I’m hoping that by getting established well now, it can hang out in a warm window come winter? IDK.
It takes a couple of years for the plant to produce it’s first fruit, which is why I never got to enjoy the fruits of my labor in Hawaii. That also means I won’t be eating pineapple anytime soon, considering the pineapples that I’ve purchased on the mainland are kinda gross. I was instantly reminded why I disliked pineapples before moving to Hawaii.
While I wait for my fruit for the next few years, at least I’ll have this adorable pot to look at!