Air Plant, Quill-leaf
Tillandsia cyanea 'Pink Quill'

Family: Bromeliaceae (bro-mee-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tillandsia (til-LAND-see-uh) (Info)
Species: cyanea (sy-AN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Quill
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Camarillo, California

Bartow, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Deland, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Wahiawa, Hawaii

Coushatta, Louisiana

Falls Church, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 28, 2006, FloridaGrower from Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Beautiful; easy plant to maintain, just make sure the center is filled three quarters or so, always, to the top with water.
Keep the roots moist, keeping in mind that this plant's roots are primarly for attachment; securing the plant, instead of collecting nutrients like most other plant life. It gets it nutrients from its thin leaf blades. It is recomended to use a liquid organic fert at one half strength(20-20-20) spraying the blades as a mist lightly, once every two weeks for execellent growth.