Make a Pineapple Plant and a Pineapple Pot

Pineapples are in the bromeliad family, so they’re quite hardy and will take root rather quickly. Then using decorative tape, turn a plain yellow pot into a pineapple-looking planter. 

Step 1

Paint Your Pot

If you are lucky enough to find a yellow pot hooray!  If not, you can use yellow paint on most any pot. Use craft paint on terra cotta pots and spray paint for plastics. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Step 2

Decorate Pot

When the paint has dried, add black washi tape in diagonal stripes. 

Step 3

Crisscross Tape

Add a second set of washi tape stripes in the opposite direction creating a diamond pattern.

Step 4

Cut Pineapple

Cut the top off your pineapple. Opinions differ on whether or not to remove all the fruit and some of the leaves.  

Step 5

Root Pineapple

This step is optional. Add the top of the pineapple to a glass of water and put in a sunny window until roots begin to form.  Be sure to change water daily.

Step 6

Or Put Pineapple Top Directly in Soil

You can also plant your pineapple top immediately. Pineapples are in the bromeliad family which makes them quite hardy, they will survive in almost any type of potting soil.

Step 7

Give It TLC

Water your pineapple regularly. During cold weather bring your plant inside. One day your plant may even grow a pineapple.