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An Australian mum has shared the simple way she has been growing her own pineapples by using the off-cuts from a store-bought fruit. 

Posting to the popular Facebook group, Mums Who Garden, the Melbourne woman said she propagated the plant by chopping the leaves off the top of a store-bought pineapple, placing the stalk in a glass of water and transferring it into a pot when roots started to grow.

She said she rushed out to buy a pineapple after seeing the hack in the group and ‘could not believe’ how easy it was to get started.

Australian mums have been sharing how they've grown their own pineapple plants from store-bought fruit

Australian mums have been sharing how they've grown their own pineapple plants from store-bought fruit

Australian mums have been sharing how they’ve grown their own pineapple plants from store-bought fruit

A Melbourne woman said she chopped the leaves off the top of a store-bought pineapple, placed the stalk in a glass of water and transferred it into a pot when roots started to grow

A Melbourne woman said she chopped the leaves off the top of a store-bought pineapple, placed the stalk in a glass of water and transferred it into a pot when roots started to grow

A Melbourne woman said she chopped the leaves off the top of a store-bought pineapple, placed the stalk in a glass of water and transferred it into a pot when roots started to grow

‘She grew so quickly that last week I got to transfer her into soil for the first time and she is flourishing so well,’ the plant lover wrote. 

‘My partner was so excited about the prospect of growing our own fruit that he bought me another two.’

In the comments, fellow group members said the thrifty woman’s hack had inspired them to do the same.

‘Oh WOW, I’m going to do this, and you not only get fruit but the actual plant looks beautiful too,’ one mum wrote.

‘Check your soil with a kit, find out what soil is best. I have seen friend grow them, they looked beautiful but were not edible, bitter etc,’ another recommended.  

After placing the pineapple top in soil, it takes at least a year for it to fruit but many in the comments were sharing their successful plants

After placing the pineapple top in soil, it takes at least a year for it to fruit but many in the comments were sharing their successful plants

After placing the pineapple top in soil, it takes at least a year for it to fruit but many in the comments were sharing their successful plants

'Mine is almost ready to harvest. This was grown from the pulp of the original mother plant. Two years to fruit,' a Sydney woman said

'Mine is almost ready to harvest. This was grown from the pulp of the original mother plant. Two years to fruit,' a Sydney woman said

‘Mine is almost ready to harvest. This was grown from the pulp of the original mother plant. Two years to fruit,’ a Sydney woman said

After placing the pineapple top in soil, it takes at least a year for it to fruit but many in the comments were sharing their successful plants. 

‘Mine is almost ready to harvest. This was grown from the pulp of the original mother plant. Two years to fruit,’ a Sydney woman said. 

‘I love my pineapple plants. All started in water then transferred to pots. This is my first one to fruit, did take about 18 months,’ another shared.

Plant enthusiast and popular TikTokker Brad Canning demonstrated how to grow your own pineapple in a viral clip

Plant enthusiast and popular TikTokker Brad Canning demonstrated how to grow your own pineapple in a viral clip

Plant enthusiast and popular TikTokker Brad Canning demonstrated how to grow your own pineapple in a viral clip

He twists the top off the pineapple and peels of some of the lower leaves to expose more of the bare stalk

He twists the top off the pineapple and peels of some of the lower leaves to expose more of the bare stalk

Brad then places the top in a glass of water for the roots to grow

Brad then places the top in a glass of water for the roots to grow

He twists the top off the pineapple and peels of some of the lower leaves to expose more of the bare stalk and places it in a glass of water

Plant enthusiast and popular TikTokker Brad Canning demonstrated how to grow your own pineapple in a viral clip

He twists the top off the pineapple and peels of some of the lower leaves to expose more of the bare stalk and places it in a glass of water. 

‘Then you just get your glass of water, fill it up  then you just sit the top of the pineapple in the water, the roots will grow and that’s it, it’s ready to be planted,’ he said. 

How to grow a pineapple plant

1. Cut the top of the pineapple off, just below where the leaves start. Or you can twist it off by carefully grasping the lowest part of the leaves and twisting until it pops off.

2. Remove some of the leaves from the bottom, this is so leaves at the base will not be sitting in water.

3. Fill your jar with water and place the pineapple top in the jar of water so that the base, but not any leaves, are submerged. Let the leaves balance the pineapple in the jar. The leaves will rot if they are touching the water. Keep the plant away from hot areas, such as sunny windows. Let the roots grow for about three weeks.

4. After substantial roots have appeared, fill a pot 3/4 full with potting soil. Bury the roots and bottom part of the plant in the soil.

5. Keep the soil moist, but not wet, placing the pot in a sunny warm spot.

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