Remember my search for a red pineapple plant after I fell in love with my neighbor's. Searched all the local nurseries and no one had a red pineapple. I found a nursery 80 miles away who had one but I didn't want to drive that far. So I had pretty much given up on getting one.
My Neighbor's Red Pineapple
Yesterday I took my neighbor some succulent pups I had recently separated from the mother plants and potted them. He was thrilled to get them because he didn't have any of the type I gave him. The later that afternoon when I got back from shopping I found this red pineapple loaded with pups on my lanai table. There was note telling me to cut off the pups I wanted and to bring back the pineapple with the left over pups still attached. I squealed in delight like a little girl! Other gals are thrilled with new jewelry and designer shoes, not me. Just give me a showy unusual plant and I'm over the moon.
This is what it looked like before I started cutting on it.
I had to wear leather gloves to handle the plant because the spines on the leaves are like razor blades.
I took the two larger pups at the bottom and one smaller one from the top
Look at all the pups left on the top. Each number is a pup and there are more on the back of it, too.
Here are my pups ready to be planted.
And here they are freshly planted in clay pots
And tomorrow will be beach day. Look for photos tomorrow evening... enjoy your Sunday!