Am starting a pineapple plantation! Ha ha ha . It’s too cold for Pineapples here, so I’m growing it in a pot. Will bring inside during the winter. Here’s how to start it from a crown. Remove all the fruit part from the crown and carefully pluck the bottom leaves of the crown one by one. You’ll notice a few primordial roots there. Continue plucking until you have half an inch of the stalk exposed. Rub and spread thinly the honey on the exposed stalk and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon. I used the bamboo stick to get a little bit of honey from the bottle, you really don’t need a lot of honey, just enough to rub thinly around the exposed stalk. Plant in a pot using the citrus or cactus mix as the media. Plant an inch or two deep into the media and then water thoroughly. Place in a shaded area that receives morning sun but shaded the rest of the day. Later on move to a sunnier and sunnier spot as weeks go by.
Interesting. I had never heard of cinnamon being ued as a rooting compound before. Is it just for pineapples or does it work on other plants as well?
The combo of honey & cinnamon is better than the rooting hormones from Home Depot. I have rooted figs, Mulberries, Tomatoes, basil, rosemary, apples, plums with it! Just don’t overdo the honey.
I had one growing for years…it worked well as a houseplant. I think i started it over the summer…the warmth makes a huge difference getting the crown going.
I’ve never even heard of the honey/cinnamon mixture to encourage rooting…
learn something new every day… Thanks
The above method for pineapple was a shortcut, but if you want to be more precise, use this method of using honey as a rooting aid. Just sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon powder after you dip the planting materials in this honey solution.
I’m thinking the cinnamon is like an antibacterial? 3 different types of cinnamon…cassia, saigon, and ceylon…