How to Plant a Pineapple and Make a Matching Planter

How to make a pineapple planter with a pineapple plant.

Summer is almost over, but let those memories carry on with your very own pineapple plant.  Not just a plant, a matching pineapple planter.  Pineapples were the hot summer design trend. Don’t believe me? Check my Pinterest.  When the weather turns cold my new pineapple plant and I will stay warm with our memories of summer.

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Buy a whole pineapple at the store. You can either chop off the top with a knife or twist the foliage off gently. Nosh on the fruit later.

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Next, clean the foliage so that you can see all the tiny roots. This is what you will plant. Set the greenery aside while you craft your plant a new home.

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You can use any pineapple-shaped pot you have on hand. I picked up a plastic-lined planter basket at the thrift store. I thought the texture had a nice pineapple-y feel.

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Paint your planter a pineapple yellow. This might take a couple of coats. Allow to dry completely.

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Come back in with black and green paint to give your pineapple a realistic crosshatch look. I must admit my sister helped me with this part. Feel free to leave yellow and skip this step.

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Next, fill your planter with dirt and add your pineapple top. Water well and watch that baby grow.

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This makes the third pineapple plant I have growing in my container garden. I haven’t yet had another pineapple grow from my plantings, but the plants are thriving, the leaves look great in the basket … and I’m still trying!

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