Ananas bracteatus

Ananas bracteatus

''Ananas bracteatus'' is a species of the pineapple. They are grown as ornamental plants for their decorative red fruit. They can be used as hedges for home security. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant. The leaves are long with sharp spines. It grows throughout Brazil at elevations of 140 to 320 metres .
Pink Pineapple A strangely pink small pineapple like fruit growing in the wild of Costa Rica. Ananas bracteatus,Costa Rica,Fruit,Pineapple

Appearance

''Ananas bracteatus'' is a large terrestrial species of bromeliad that grows 100 centimetres dark green leaves that fade red to pink when exposed to sunlight. The long spiny leaves are characterized by "broad, cream and green, longitudinal stripes that are suffused with pink when grown in good light." When it flowers it blossoms typical pineapple fruit; it is similar to ''Ananas comosus'' but far more prolific.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderPoales
FamilyBromeliaceae
GenusAnanas
SpeciesA. bracteatus
Photographed in
Costa Rica