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Tillandsia cyanea Pink Quill Bromeliad


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This plant is a member of the Bromlaid family and is striking when in flower. It first develop a flat fan like flower spike which is green at first then it turns pink after which individual purple flowers are produced on each side of the fan shaped flower spike. It is grown in England as a house plant and are readily available in good nurseries from spring to summer. It is difficult to get it to re-flower the following year and I have only succeeded once. It needs plenty of indirect light and warmth. During the growing period it needs to be moist and humid, but during the winter it needs to be nearly dry. It has several common name, but I think the most common name is Pink Quill.

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