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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ananas bracteatus 'Striatus' - Ornamental Red Pineapple

Scientific name: Ananas bracteatus 'Striatus'

Common name: Red Pineapple
Malay name: Nanas Merah

Family: Bromliaceae
Origin: Brazil
Category: Bromliad
Photo taken at: Shopping Centre

How to grow
Light : Full sun 
Soil : Potting mix of equal parts of sand and compost
Water : Regular
Maintenance : Low 
Propagate : suckers

Small sized red pineapple fruit, thornless leaves. No need to repot as the plant has a small root system. Can be used as an indoor tabletop decoration, will last a few months.

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