Plants: Tillandsia cyanea 'Pink Quill' - Air Plant

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Tillandsia cyanea 'Pink Quill' - Air Plant

Lava rock from the "Big Island" of Hawaii is hand selected to provide a home for your Pink Quill Tillandsia plant. These exotic plants thrive on their rock homes and make excellent house, dormitory or office plants!

CARE IS EASY!! Water the whole rock once or twice a week depending on conditions. The rock may be placed in a saucer of water, thereby requiring even less maintainence. They are perfect plant rental units or decorative pieces for homes and watergardens.

Place them in a bright window, and just keep a small amount of water in the saucer. Fertilize monthly with 1/4 strength of a good quality soluble fertilizer found at your local home and garden shop.

Tillandsia cyanea (sy-a'nee-a): Native to the forest of Ecuador, where it grows on tops of trees or shrubs. Considered one of the most desirable members of the genus for cultivation because of its compact form and brilliant, long-lasting inflorescence. From forty to sixty thin, grass-like leaves, 1 to 1-1/2 feet long, form a graceful rosette. The leaves are vertically striped with brown on the back toward the base. The inflorescence, a fan-shaped head, 4 to 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, and comparatively thin, is of the brightest rose. The large, brilliant blue flowers emerge singly or in pairs along the spike.

Culture: Tillandsia cyanea, also known as Pink Quill, do best in bright indirect sunlight. They need medium temperatures of 50 to 65 degrees at night and day temperatures of 68 degrees or higher.
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