Bromelia False Pineapple Bromeliad is a brilliantly exotic brom from Central and South America. Whilst the "false pineapple brom" has traditionally been grown for its fleshy fruit produced by mature plants, in more recent times, this relatively rare species has been used in tropical garden landscapes to provide a touch of tropical flair.
Bromelia False Pineapple Bromeliad does well in pots, rockeries and a wide range of gardens, and like all succulents is very drought tolerant, making it a favourite for pots and garden beds. The stunningly exotic aloe-like rosettes make this variety a great addition to any garden as the bold texture provides great contrast, and can be used quite effectively in adding some colour and flare to almost any garden. The younger leaves take on a burnt orange colour, and gradually turn burgundy and eventually green, as the leaves mature, proving a colourful display of perennial colour.
Advantages of Bromelia False Pineapple Bromeliad
Central American bromeliad
Large majestic variety
Exquisite feature plant
Very rare in cultivation
50 - 60 cm height at maturity
50 cm apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers slightly shaded aspect but will tolerate full sun
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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Premium seeds of Bromelia False Pineapple Bromeliad
Our plant is thriving in the open here at Karima Mulilo, Namibia. It has been exotically beautiful and has one very large sucker from ground level, and there are two large crowns growing OUT from each side just above the base of the pine fruit --- AND at least twenty tiny babies are clustered at the BASE of the CROWN. The mother pineapple is slowly losing its red colouring, and is visibly shrinking by the day.
Can we take the tiny babies and propagate them? Having checked all your images I DO NOT SEE ANY ANANAS macrodontes PINEAPPLE WITH TINY BABIES at the crown base.
fatima abedine (NSW)
Bromelia False Pineapple Bromeliad Seeds
I've purchased a couple of seeds and had a great outcome, very helpful, plenty of information sent with the seeds, quick service, response and delivery, I will be a regular buyer.