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.