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Pink Quill

Wallisia cyanea

Also known as

Pink Quill Air Plant, Air Plant, Airplant

Tillandsia cyanea 002 by ArséniureDeGallium (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Partial Shade
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Pink Quill

Tillandsia cyanea 1
Poales - Tillandsia cyanea 1
Tillandsia cyanea 2
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Pink Quill Overview

Wallisia cyanea is an evergreen perennial in the Bromeliaceae family. It produces flattened spikes of purple flowers surrounded by showy pink modified leaves, known as bracts. This epiphytic species grows without the need for soil substrate. It produces dark green, narrow foliage marked with red at the bases, these measure around 35cm in length. This plant was recently reclassified from the genus Tillandsia into the genus Wallisia.

How to propagate Pink Quill

Division

Division in spring to summer.

Special features of Pink Quill

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Pink Quill

Grown for their flowers or overall appearance.