The cone-shaped inflorescence produces purple flowers with yellow-pinkish bracts.
After a few months growth, it will sprout small pink fruit atop of the elongated stem.
The mini pineapple could remain on the plant for another couple of months from this stage.
The dragon fly was at the right place at the right time when I took this shot.
They are not edible but they attract butterflies, bees and mainly dragonflies. They are a cute little thing to add to my exotic plants collection.
First Commenter - Carver
That's a unique flower and great to see the stages of the plant.ReplyDelete
This is a great plant to have, especially when it blooms during Chinese New Year. It is most wonderful if it can attracts butterlies. The tiny purple flowers looks very pretty. I think you have captured a good and sharp picture of the dragonfly. Cheers!ReplyDelete
I can the resemblance to the pineapple! Have never seen the flower before. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
And you caught a beautiful moment of the dragonfly.
ah, these looked like the mini-pineapple that people always used for chinese new year. it has always been such an adorable sight. :)ReplyDelete
The dragon fly knew you were having a photo shoot when it dropped by. :)ReplyDelete
It certainly looks like pineapple. Too bad it is not edible.ReplyDelete
nice pretty pictures..ReplyDelete
oh my mom plant this too in her garden. This is very nice!ReplyDelete
the mini pineapple plant! I believe you have blogged about this plant once before too... it is really unique :).ReplyDelete
wowww.. I haven't seen miniature pineapples before and this is my first time. even though not an edible type but a great sight in the garden. i like the photo of the dragonfly..ReplyDelete
Oh wow, LR, that is one cute plant. I see it around the local garden center. It really is attractive and will serve well as a decoration at home. Nice capture, that dragonfly is so clear!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pink fruit. Nice plant - looks a bit like Aloe... Good capture of the dragonfly.ReplyDelete
Wow! The dragon fly picture is so clear and vivid!ReplyDelete
I have seen a lot of this variety but you captured it well!
You know, i have been trying to shoot a photo of a dragonfly many times but to no avail. You did a great shot.
I love that shot of the dragonfly! I've seen the mini pineapple here in a park recently and shared the picture at my blog.ReplyDelete
Amazing mini-pineapple plant. The stages are quite unique. I learned something new here! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Excellent photos!! At first I was not seeing the "bromeliad" but then when you got to the leaves it all made sense.ReplyDelete
Oh, cute pineapple! I think I've seen this plant before and I was wondering if it was a pineapple plant! Haha!ReplyDelete
Nice shot of the dragonfly! : )ReplyDelete
You have so many plants in your garden? You really like gardening don't you? I only like to watch my garden and not the gardening part. LOL!ReplyDelete
Wow! Mini Pineapples huh! :D They look cute and they have a funny name too. Ananas. :DReplyDelete
War...so this pineapple attracts a lot of other insects? Why? is it sweet? Does it has any honey hidden anywhere? :pReplyDelete
Anyway thanks for sharing LR. Have a nice day ya.ReplyDelete
Hi LR! :)ReplyDelete
Very interesting flower LR, and lovely pics too. ;)ReplyDelete
Are all the flowers u show here from ur own garden LR? How cool is that? :)ReplyDelete
Dropping EC and wishing u a lovely Monday night. :)ReplyDelete
Wow, that is beautiful! Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
you have a beautiful garden just looking through all the blooms you posted since then. This "decorative" fruit-like flower/plant is very appealing, not only insects will flock to see it definitely.ReplyDelete
how was your weekend?
i like this plant, so pretty with the colors.
it's november....when's your bday? i just know it's sometime nov =PReplyDelete
Very interesting flower. i know you said mini- pineapple but is it edible?ReplyDelete
can't wait to see your exotic plants collection!
Now I know why pineapple is called "ananas" in Swedish. The dragon was a good find together with the ananas-nanus. Captivating photos!ReplyDelete
Hi LR! that mini pineapple looks adorable! :)ReplyDelete
love the dragonfly pic too!ReplyDelete
Nice post with nice lines and beautiful photographs....The dragonfly was really gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
Why don't you plant edible pineapples? The tiny pineapple looks so cute. Good for a flower arrangement.ReplyDelete
We used to grow these too. :DReplyDelete
Nice photo...like this pineapple flower. Wonder when mine is going to bloom!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful flower and I love the dragonfly! Nice captures!ReplyDelete