Ananas Nanus: Miniature Pineapple

Ananas Nanus is a member of Bromeliaceae family, originated from Northern Brazil to Suriname region. Cultivated as ornamental plants. It requires full sun or bright filtered light to grow well.

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The plant will grow to a maximum height of 1.5 m [5 f] with a miniature inedible pineapple about 8cm/3″ in size on top of a stem.

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The pink-red spike-like inflorescence has 30-60 spirally arranged, trimerous flowers, each subtended by a bract. Flower colors vary from lavender through light purple, blue to red.   Leaves are waxy, long, thin, in rosettes, with spiny tips and usually prickly edges.

Photos: Kebun Raya Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. 20061031; SBG, Singapore 20120519

Source: Wikipedia

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