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Ananas nanus

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Ananas nanus

The dwarf pineapple is a relative of the familiar pineapple grown commercially for its fruit. However, the fruit of Ananas nanus is neither as large nor as juicy, although the tiny pineapples are edible once fully ripe. Ananas nanus is an attractive variety, best described as a small, ornamental houseplant. Like other pineapple species it is a member of the bromeliad family and comes originally from Brazil and Surinam.

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Ananas nanus
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Ananas nanus Ananas nanus
Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Adult width:
40 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

This plant forms a rosette that can be up to 60 centimetres in diameter. Long, firm leaves growing out of the rosette range in colour from greyish green to dark green. They are edged with sharp spikes so need to be handled with care. Under the right conditions, the plant forms a flower stem in the centre of its rosette. This then bears an inflorescence of pretty, elliptical white flowers with purple tips. Once the flowers have faded, the plant produces a miniature pineapple the size of a hen’s egg, initially pink or red, turning golden yellow as it ripens.

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
60 cm
60 cm
Adult width:
40 cm
40 cm
Flower period:
Jan-Feb
Jan-Feb
Temperature winter:
10°C
10°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Import
import
Natural habitat:
Amazone
Amazone
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

Ananas nanus originates in the tropics so not surprisingly it enjoys a high level of humidity. It requires a growing compound or substrate with a loose or open structure that does not retain too much moisture. A mixture of sand and compost produces the best results. In spring and summer it needs watering regularly,. Between waterings the substrate should be allowed to dry out almost completely. If the substrate is too wet, the plant’s roots will rot. In autumn and winter, it requires less water. Ananas nanus is best cultivated at room temperature. It loves plenty of light but must not be exposed to direct sunlight for too long in summer. The compost in the substrate will normally provide sufficient nutrients so fertilise sparingly. Too much fertiliser will result in the plant flowering more slowly.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Protection:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
5-20°C
5-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-20 cm
10-20 cm
Soil ph:
<4-6>
<4-6>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year

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