Red Pineapple

Common name(s): Red Pineapple

Scientific name: Ananas bracteatus


Origin: Native to Brazil

Description: a striking bromeliad species with long, arching green leaves that have serrated edges. The leaves are arranged in a rosette form, and the plant is known for its vibrant red or pink central stalk, giving it an ornamental and tropical appearance

Growing Conditions: thrives in tropical climates and prefers well-draining soil. It does well in partial shade to full sun and requires moderate watering. Red Pineapple is often grown as an ornamental plant in gardens or as a potted plant indoors

Wildlife: While not a primary source of food for wildlife, the bromeliad’s structure provides habitat and breeding sites for various insects and small creatures

Relation to Nehrling Gardens:

Location in Gardens: B8

Additional Information: Red Pineapple is not grown for its fruit like the common pineapple (Ananas comosus). Instead, it is cultivated for its decorative foliage and unique appearance. Additionally, it is often used in landscaping and garden design to add a tropical touch to outdoor spaces.