Pineapple is a perennial herbaceous fruit plant of the bromeliad family. Its homeland is semi-arid regions in the northeast of South America, Brazil, Guyana, Paraguay. Currently grown in many tropical countries, and in the Netherlands, he learned to grow in greenhouses.
Pineapple is a thermophilic, photophilous and drought-resistant plant. Its linear leaves are assembled into a rosette, they reach a length of 90 cm, they are rigid, usually with spines along the edges. Inflorescence on a fleshy pedicel, simple, from densely and spirally located on the axis of flowers. Pineapple sprinkling is similar in structure to that of raspberry. It consists of separate juicy fruit, sitting on the central stem, piercing the ornate from the base to the top, on which the bundle of leaves is located. The color of the fruit, depending on the variety, is yellow, golden, red and even purple.
Pineapple is eaten only in a mature form, since immature offsprings burn lips and act like a strong laxative.
Pineapple is now offered as one of the most effective means to combat overweight. The fruits of pineapple are very tasty and useful. Since the pineapple juice contains enzymes that are close in their action to trypsin, they contribute to improving digestion, have high dietary properties.
The beginning of autumn is the most successful time for the purchase of pineapple in a store or market, which will serve us, as they say, planting material. When buying pineapple, you need to pay attention not only to the quality of the copulation, but also to the condition of the tuft. Most importantly – it should not be defrosted. Purchased in winter, the fertilizer often was in the cold for a while, and their tufts are not suitable for rooting. Choose a pineapple with an intact center, juicy green inner leaves.
The air temperature should be at least +25 degrees, the illumination is sufficient. You should water only with warm water. On top of the sultan we cover with a glass jar or film to reduce evaporation. As soon as we see that young bright leaves appeared from the center of the rosette – this happens in 1-2 months, we transplant it into a loose nutrient soil composed of turfy ground, manure, peat and large river sand in a ratio of 3: 2: 3: 1 . You can add 2 more parts of the birch wood.
So, go for it! Growing vitamins on a windowsill is not a myth, but a reality!