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How to care for your Tillandsia Cyanea (Pink Quill)



DATE:July 26, 2020BY:Little Pilea

Tillandsia Cyanea, also known as the Pink Quill Plant because of its pink flower, is an air plant native to the rainforests of Ecuador. The bloom can last around 3 months. After blooming, the Pink Quill Plant might produce new offsets at its base. You can leave them attached to the mother plant or remove the pups and plant them into another pot. It may take a long time for the pups to flower. The mother plant will eventually die and you can cut the dead foliage off.

LIGHT

As an air plant, the Pink Quill loves bright filtered sunlight. A East, West or South-facing window would be the best for your plant. If you have your Pink Quill outside, a screened porch or patio would be the best area for bright filtered sunlight.

WATER & HUMIDITY

The best watering method for Pink Quill is misting, i.e spraying it once or twice a week. It is recommended to use lukewarm water as it holds more humidity than room temperature water. If you water the plant, let the soil dry between waterings. You can water it once every 3-4 weeks.

TEMPERATURE

For the best environment for your Pink Quill, keep it in a spot with temperatures between 65°F-80°F. In the coldest month, don't let the temperature drop below 65°F.

FERTILIZATION

This plant is a light feeder. You can give it an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the normal strength every 6 to 8 weeks during spring and summer.

TOXICITY

The plant is pet-friendly as it is non-toxic to dogs and cats. Nonetheless, it is still recommended to keep the plant away from your furries friends.

COMMON ISSUES

Need further help with your plant. Please feel free to reach out to us at pilea@littlepilea.com

 

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