Pineapple in bloom!

pineapple fruit with purple flowers
February 16, 2018

Ananas comosus, otherwise known as pineapple is  a cultigen (a plant that has been altered by humans through a process of selective breeding) from southeastern and southern Brazil and Paraguay. It is the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family. It has been cultivated for thousands of years so its origin is unknown. Other plants in this family called 'air plants' are sold as ornamentals. 
This plant lives in the Stove House.