Pineapple plants

George Theodoris ez003450 at
Fri Nov 18 17:19:10 EST 1994

I have a pineapple plant started from the top of a pineapple about 5 
years ago. The plant has grown enormous(probably about 3 or 4 feet tall) 
and takes up a large corner of my apartment now that I brought it in for 
the winter. My question is: How can I get it to flower? I have been 
waiting and waiting but no pineapple yet. A friend of mine told me that 
ethylene induces pineapple plants to flower, and that placing an apple 
in the center of the plant might work. I tried this but to no avail. 
Does anyone out there now anything about pineapple plant biology? How can 
I get it to flower?

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