Ananas comosus

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 7 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 4.5 - 5.5
Acidity preference is very sensitive to basic conditions
Toxicity poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Ananas
Family Bromeliaceae
Other scientific names Ananas sativus, Ananassa sativa, Bromelia ananas


Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • mauve
Leaf color
  • blue
  • green
Fruit color
  • yellow
  • green