Ananas ananassoides is a terrestrial species found generally in savannah or in low-shaded forest. It is a valuable ornamental bromeliads due to the beauty of the foliage and of the inflorescence, fruit and the facility of cultivation.
Ananas ananassoides is a small to medium size species in the genus Ananas (pineapple) which contains 5 to 8 species and belongs to the family of the Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads). It is the most common wild pineapple and the botanical variety that shows the highest genetic diversity; it is very probably at the origin of the cultivated pineapples. The plants grow to a height of approximately 0,9 meters (flowering plant over 1 m high). Some dwarf types have been recently cultivated intensively as ornamentals. All the species in Ananas were recently transferred as varieties or cultivars of Ananas comosus.