The genus Tillandsia belongs to the Bromeliad family and contains approx. 400 members of which the Pink Quill (Tillandsia cyanea) is the most commonly cultivated species. The native to Ecuador plant grows epiphytic (sitting on trees).
Its purple flowers emerge from the pink to red colored bracts and can be produced for 1 to 3 months.
4 inch (10 cm)
4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
10 in (25 cm)
Easy to grow
Planting and care
The soil should be well drained, a mix between potting soil and orchid bark can be used. There are special mixes for bromeliads available.
Tillandsia Cyanea Variegated 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 to Partial Shade
above 45 degrees F
Apply any organic fertilizer
Tillandsia Cyanea Variegated special feature
The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.
Tillandsia Cyanea Variegated uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
Do air plants grow bigger?
Yes, Air plant will grow bigger but at a very slow speed. The size will vary with variety and species. However, they will not grow much bigger like shrubs or trees.
Can air plants live in low light?
Air plants can live in a natural indirect or artificial bright light.
Do air plants flower?
Yes, Air plants are flowering plants.
When to water air plants?
Air plants love moist and humid air around them. Spray water on them once in a week or twice a week in summer months. You can also soak them in water for 5 min once a week, but make sure to let all the water drain out.
Where do air plants grow naturally?
Air plants are native to West indies, Mexico, and much of Central and South America. Air plants grow naturally in tree trunks, mostly in rain forests. They generally grow at the joints of two tree branches where they can get sufficient rain water for their growth.
Can air plants be in direct sunlight?
No, grow your Air plants in indirect bright light and protect from direct sunlight.
Is air plant a succulent?
No, Air plants are not succulents.
Can air plants live in water?
Air plants require water for its growth and high humidity but they can not live in water.
How do air plants reproduce?
Air plants reproduce through seeds and offsets/pups.
Are air plants real?
Yes, Air plants are real growing plants.
How often should air plants be watered?
Air plants should be watered once a week or twice a week during summer. However, it also depends on the local climatic conditions.
Are air plants toxic?
No, Air plants are not toxic.
Does air plant need water?
Yes, Air plants require water for their growth. Soak or mist them weekly or twice a week.
Do air plants have roots?
Yes, Air plants do have roots.
Where do air plants grow?
Air plants can grow at any cool spot with high humidity, and receiving indirect bright light.
Are air plants bromeliads?
No they are not Bromeliads.
Can air plants die?
Yes, they can die if care is neglected for long.
Can air plants grow in soil?
They do not require soil for their growth.Air plants can absorb moisture and nutrients through trichome on their leaves.
When do air plants bloom?
Air plant blooming depends on the growing environment, type and age of the plant. As Air plant bloom only once during their lifetime they are particular about investing their energy for blooming.
Friday, 14 February 2020
Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.