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 will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Pink Quill Plant Care

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

It can take up to 3 years for your Pink Quill Plant to become mature enough to bloom. With the right care and environment it will happen – so just be patient and it’ll be 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.

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