Start off by picking a pineapple that has a healthy-looking rosette of leaves on the top. Before tucking into the fruit, cut off the top of the rosette, leaving about 2cm of the top of the fruit intact.
After enjoying the sweet, tangy fruit, remove the surrounding flesh from the base of the rosette. This will leave the central core and the leaves, then the leaves at the bottom of the rosette can be gently peeled away so you can see the tiny brown buds along the stem. Next, use a clean, sharp knife to trim the base of the stem to remove the white tissue.
Fill a pot with peat-free all-purpose compost mixed with some horticultural grit to aid drainage and place the rosette in the centre, before firming it into place and watering well.