Wordless Wednesday: The Sweetest Bro


Recently, I’ve written about my love for my bros — my bromeliads. ย Among my reasons is the ease of propagation, usually via pups that sprout along the base.

Here, though, is another propagation technique, courtesy of the pineapple — the sweetest bro.





16 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: The Sweetest Bro

  1. Girlie is smiling right now – because “Everybody LOVES pineapple!” ๐Ÿ˜€ I never thought about pineapples being bromeliads, but after looking at your photos, it makes total sense! I do love pineapple!

  2. OMG, this reminded me of when I once rooted a pineapple as part of a science project back in… err, well, let’s just say it was A Long Long Time Ago in a Junior High School Not That Far Away, lol

  3. Like a previous visitor, I didn’t think of a pineapple as a bromeliad either! This would be fun to try! It would be a very pretty container plant. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Debra. So far, I’ve found you really can’t go wrong with a bromeliad. They require very little water. They make more plants. They make flowers. They do not require a lot of labor — although they can be quite sharp. And some produce fruit. That’s a win for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hmmm. I think you’re starting to convince me to convert! I just read an e-mail with your response in how easy the bros are to care for. Seriously, the last thing I really need in my house is another plant — I’m living in a jungle, as it is. Hmmm — I don’t know…

      • Hi Kevin!
        O.K. I give up! I stopped at Hicks today to buy two plants for the front of my house. The variety of bromeliads they had was unending. My head was spinning. Decided to go back in the next few days and make a decision. No time to really browse today. BUT, you’ve convinced me.

  4. I too love pineapple but not as a cake filling with sweet icing which is the way “Girlie” said we all had to love pineapple. As a matter of fact, nice thick slices of one now sit in my fridge. Nothing like it on a hot day.

    • I agree, Dad — although, I can’t eat too much or else my tongue starts to feel like sandpaper. I think Girlie thought everyone loved pineapple so she had an excuse to have some whenever she could. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Jean. Very cool — a plant that keeps on giving! You can probably try this in Maine, but it may take years for your plant to produce fruit. You may have to travel with it if you should visit a more tropical locale. ๐Ÿ™‚

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