General Information

Pineapples consist of nine species of tropical, terrestrial bromeliads native to tropical America. They grow up to 4 feet high and produce rosettes of long, stiff, spiny leaves. Pineapples produce a thick, leafless stem topped by a thistle-like, violet or red flower after about 16 months and when the plant is at least 2 feet high. This flower develops into the pineapple.