The pineapple is indigenous to South America. It’s introduction into Europe in the 17th Century made it a significant cultural icon of luxury.
It’s a great plant to look at thanks to it’s thick spiny leaves which are present all year round as it’s an evergreen. In summer it produces clusters of purple flowers, with reddish-yellow bracts, followed by pineapples!
As a tropical plant it loves moisture in the air but the roots hate having too much water. The trick is to water regularly but moderately. It doesn’t require a lot of water. It likes adequate light but not direct sun.