Willie Mae Brownlow went to Hawaii a few years ago with some friends. They came back with a box of pineapples, and she decided to cut the top off of one and stick it in a pot. A few years later, not only does she have an attractive houseplant, but she has a little pineapple growing, too.
What she grew: A pineapple
Why she decided to grow it: "Just for the plant." (She said she's done this before).
Does it require any special care: "No. As a matter of fact, I put it in the garage during the winter months. My daughter pulled it out for me this spring and she said, ‘Mama, there's a pineapple on your plant.' So I've watched it grow and it's grown steadily, a little bit every day. And I'm quite excited about it."
How the pineapple will be used: "I'll watch it, and probably, when I think it's mature, I'll pull it off and eat it."
Would she grow one again: "I would. It makes a beautiful plant."