Look at a world map to see where the tropical regions are located.
Get a pineapple, with spikey green leaves still attached.
Feel the spikey leaves and notice that they are thick and leathery.
Look at a photo of a pineapple to see where the fruit grows on the plant.
Sharp knife for adult use
Photo of a growing pineapple
Did you know?
The pineapple is in the same 'plant family' as the bromiliad - you can see similarities in the style of leaves.
The leaves are leathery to help prevent water loss and have a greyish powder on them that acts like suncream to protect against damage from the sun.