Pink Quill Plant

Pink Quill Plant Care

Tillandsia cyanea

Basic Pink Quill Plant Care

These hardy and easy-to-care-for plants last several months after flowering before their seeds/ pups will continue their growth. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to help your Pink Quill Plant thrive!


Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Infrequently

I can be quite sensitive to root rot so be careful not to overwater me.

Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn't too dry, otherwise I won't be a happy plant.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Detailed Pink Quill Plant Care Information

Whether you're looking to make sure your Pink Quill Plant is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Pink Quill Plant

Bright but indirect light is ideal for Pink Quill Plants

Keep your Pink Quill Plant away from intense summer direct light as this will damage the flower and main plant. Indirect light is best.

Water infrequently

Pink Quill Plants don’t need much water at all. We recommend giving your plant a good drink once every 1-2 months. Then spray the plant and soil weekly to give it some moisture.

Any more than this can cause waterlogged soil and root rot.

Stay off the fertiliser

Pink Quill Plants really don’t need fertiliser which is one less thing to worry about.

If you really want to feed it then you can use orchid fertiliser once in spring.

Average room temperature is perfect

Pink Quill Plants aren’t too fussy about temperatures so as long as you are comfortable, they will be too.

They like good air circulation

Although Pink Quill Plants aren’t fussy about temperature, they do appreciate some circulation in the air so make sure the room is well venitlated.

Propagate Pink Quill Plant pups

Pink Quill Plants will start to grow pups from the base of the mother plant. You can leave these in the same pot or remove them from the main plant to propagate.

It will take about 3 years for the pups to become mature enough to bloom so requires a little patience.

Pink Quill Plants are non-toxic

Although Pink Quill Plants aren’t toxic for pets, you still want to but keep it away as won’t poison but isn’t good for them to eat loads of the plant as they won’t feel to great.

Mist the flower to prevent it from dying

If the flower on your Pink Quill Plant is dying, make sure to mist it frequently to stop it from drying out. This is a good habit to get into before the flower has started to die and gives it a bit more longevity.

Pink Quill Plant FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Pink Quill Plant.

Yes Pink Quill Plants are actually great indoor potted plants and can thrive in a wide range of environments. 

You’ll be pleased to know that Pink Quill Plants are super low maintenance and hardy. They don’t need much water and average room temperature and humidity will be fine. 

Pink Quill Plants only bloom once they are quite mature so it can take a couple of years before you see it flower. It’s normal for a relatively new plant to not produce any flowers so don’t be alarmed. 

Bright but indirect light is best for your Pink Quill Plant. Whilst they can adapt to lower light levels, growth might be slower and blooming will be less likely. Keep them away from direct light though as it can dry out the plant. 

Pink Quill Plant Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Pink Quill Plant.

Pink Quill Plant

Common Problems with your Pink Quill Plant

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

Brown or yellow patches on the leaves of your Pink Quill Plant suggests it has been scorched by sunlight. Move your plant away from direct light to a slightly shadier spot in your home.

If the flowers on your Pink Quill Plants are dying unusually fast then it may be due to a lack of humidity. Try to mist the plant daily, use a pebble tray or buy an affordable humidifier to boost the level of water vapour in the air around your Pink Quill Plant. This should prevent the flower on your Pink Quill Plant from dying too quickly.

It can take up to 3 years for your Pink Quill Plant to become mature enough to bloom and produce flowers. With the right care and environment it will happen – so just be patient, the flowers are definitely worth the wait.

If your Pink Quill Plant is prematurely dying then the most common cause is overwatering. Unlike most other houseplants, Pink Quill Plants don’t need regular watering and will survive with water once every 1-2 months. Refresh the potting mix if waterlogged and trim away the dead parts of the plant.

Simple Pink Quill Plant Care Requirements

It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Tillandsia cyanea.

These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.

Common NamePink Quill Plant
Latin NameTillandsia cyanea
LightBright Indirect Light
WaterWater Infrequently
HumidityMedium Humidity
Soil TypePotting Soil

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