Tillandsia Cyanea, Pink Quill ( Green ) - Plant
Description for Tillandsia Cyanea, Pink Quill ( Green )
Most Air Plants do not have roots. Some species do have roots; however, the roots are primarily used to anchor the plants in place.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|pink quill||Pink||Winter||10 in (25 cm)||easy to grow|
Planting and care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar.
|Full Sun||The soil should be well drained, a mix between potting soil and orchid bark (1:1) can be used. There are special mixes for bromeliads available.||Medium||This Bromeliad can be cultivated at room temperature the year round and needs a winter minimum of 15 Â°C/59 Â°F.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tillandsia Cyanea
- In the spring and summer months, feed air plants every two weeks by spraying them with a high phosphorus fertilizer, diluted to Â½ the normal strength.
- Leaf scales absorb the nutrients in the fertilizer.
- No fertilizer is required in the fall and winter months.
Typical uses of Tillandsia Cyanea
Special features: Pink Quill (T. cyanea), can be grown in a pot. Others tillandsia species can be pinned, tied, or glued onto a mount, such as twisted piece of wood or a large seashell.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Used externally, it is very effective on burns and sunburn, as well as a variety of skin diseases (eczema, pruritus, psoriasis, acne) â€“ it is extremely constructive and protective.