How to grow Tillandsia cyanea

Tillandsia cyanea growing epiphytes leaf plant of the genus Tillandsia cyanea also known as Pink Quill, Tillandsia cyanea perennial evergreen, used as fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves color green the leaves grow in rosette structure in elliptic and sharp in the edge.

Tillandsia cyanea flower

Flower color is purple violet the flowers small grow in clusters.

Bracts color pink, bracts leaves that look like the flowers

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Requirements for Tillandsia cyanea growing and care:

Moist, well-drained soil or better on tree or woody part, frost free (+3C)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No (but easier)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
All year in tropic, in other climate spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
10-35 cm, 4-14 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Small purple violet flowers small grow in clusters on the base of the bracts.

Scientific name:

Tillandsia cyanea

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