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Ivory Pinapple Ananas comosus var. variegatus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
A-nan-as kom-OH-sus vair-ee-ah-GAY-tus
Description

Variegated Pineapple is a bromeliad native to the tropical Americas.  It has striking spiky strap-like variegated leaves.  In frost-free locations it can be grown outdoors as an accent or in a border.  Otherwise, it needs to be planted in a container and moved indoors for the winter or grown as a houseplant.  It does produce and edible though not very tasty pineapple fruit.

More information on Ananas comosus.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Mixed Perennial Border
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#container plant#showy leaves#interiorscape#winter interest#high maintenance#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#container plant#showy leaves#interiorscape#winter interest#high maintenance#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ananas
    Species:
    comosus
    Family:
    Bromeliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical America
    Edibility:
    Fruits are edible but not particularly tasty.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    11b, 11a, 12a, 12b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Showy
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Syncarp pineapple fruit.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Description:
    Seasonal bloomer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Prickly
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Gray-green strappy spiky long leaves have vareigated stripes of yellow-white tinged with red.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Specimen