It's alive! How do I keep it that way?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by designer, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. designer

    designer Well-Known Member

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    I planted a pinapple top in a pot and it dried up so I figured it was dead. I set the pot outside figureing I would dump it out when I had more time. A few weeks later new leaves sprouted from the dried ones. It's alive! :eek: So what do I do now? It's already starting to get cooler. How can I keep this thing alive? I'm not good with plants. When should I bring it in?
    Carol M
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Put it in a south window if posible. Keep it watered, and take it to The tropics for the winter when you go.
     

  3. lacyj

    lacyj Well-Known Member

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    They're suppose to like rusty nails, stuck in their dirt, too. They like to dry out between waterings and don't like soggy roots, make sure the soil drains well. It probably won't the tempature below 50 degrees.
     
  4. ozarkin'it

    ozarkin'it Well-Known Member

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    I have a pinapple top I planted 2 or 3 years ago in a pot. I keep it with my house plants and water it like a aloe vera. Theres been times I forgot about it for a month. And its still fine. Maybe fruit some year.