Ananas comosus 'Champaca'
Ornamental Pineapple dramatic sword-like spiny green leaves form a rosette with the fruit held in the centre on a sturdy stalk.. It growa up to 3 ft (90 cm) long, The green leaves are banded with creamy yellow and sometimes red. Full sun promotes faint pink blushing on the leaves. Rosettes die after flowering and fruiting,
Ananas comosus Variegatus likes bright light to full sun and a well-drained, highly organic, acid soi.
Water thoroughly, allowing the top of the soil to dry out between waterings. Feed every 2 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half. In winter, feed monthly.
The plant needs moderate to high humidity. If the relative humidity drops below 40%, place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to increase humidity around it. Or use a room humidifier. Brown leaf tips are often caused by dry air.
They make make striking container plants.
Bromeliads required medium to bright light. They are happy in a shaded area or with filtered light as well. Make sure not to expose bromeliads to harsh afternoon sun as their leaves are a little delicate and tend to get burns.
Bromeliads do well in shallow pots and moist soil. Make sure not to over water your bromeliad as it can lead to root rot. A drainage hole in your pot will go a long way to ensure drainage of excess water from the pot.
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