Ok, so it took me a long time to get the pictures up, but I have a surprise for everyone. One of my one/two year old pineapple plants is bearing fruit. It's still just in water. That's how I know it's one to two years old.
Here's the pineapple forest.
This was taken back in mid-March during a time when I was neglecting the plants a bit. I hadn't watered in two weeks or more. I went in and was really surprised at this little pineapple.
Here's what it looked like about a month later. I missed most of the flowers
, but I did catch the last one. You can see the dried ones surrounding the purple one.
I need to take some more pictures now because it's a lot bigger. The flowers
have shriveled, the top is more pronounced, and it's looking more like a pineapple although it is not as tall as the original fruit. Hopefully it won't take me another 9 months to post updated pictures.