Since I didnt grow up in a tropical climate I am still in awe of all the tropical fruit and flowers I can grow in my own garden.
Much more prolific is this decorative pineapple bromeliad.. Ananas nanus. Talk about spiky leaves! This has this area all to itself as you dont want to put your hands in the area, they propogate from the base once they have finished flowering and also from the fallen fruit/flower. Whatever they want, they get, because I am not going to mess with them.
A close up shows the little purple flowers forming around the edge. You can also see the spines on the leaves. In fact those leaves remind me of the wild plant called waiti-a-while. I will have to do a post on that plant one day. One day when I am feeling evil, as that can be an evil plant to become entangled with.