“ Ananas bracteatus (common name, red pineapple) is a short lived perennial terrestrial plant related to the pineapple. It is native to South America (Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Ecuador). Is grown as an ornamental plants for its decorative red fruit. The leaves are long with sharp spines, so it can be used as a protective hedge for home security. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant. It grows throughout Brazil at elevations of 140 to 320 metres (450–1,050 ft).
Ananas bracteatus is a large terrestrial species of bromeliad that grows 100 centimetres (40 in) dark green leaves that fade red to pink when exposed to sunlight. The long spiny leaves are characterized by “broad, cream and green, longitudinal stripes that are suffused with pink when grown in good light.” When it flowers it blossoms typical pineapple fruit; it is similar to Ananas comosus but far more prolific.
This plant is monocarpic (it bears flowers only one time in its life). Usually the plant will bear one flower stalk at a time though there may be 2 or 3 heads. The small, violet-purple flowers emerge from between spiny, red or pink bracts on egg-shaped inflorescences.
The fruit is a small to medium, syncarp (leafy-topped, compound pineapple fruit), formed by the fusion of the ripe ovaries with the base of the sepals and the bracts and with the bark of the floral axis. The skin is tough and waxy, brownish pink to scarlet in colour. The flesh is pink-yellow in colour. The ripe fruit is more or less palatable, but it is smaller (less than one kilo), usually full of seeds, fibrous, lacking in juice and less fleshy than commercial pineapples, but very attractive. It is grown as an ornamental plant for its conspicuous red inflorescences than harvesting for its fruits. “ Wikipedia