Pink Quill is a member of the bromeliad family of air plants and gets its name from the plume of bright pink bracts that last for months. Arching, narrow green leaves grow in a rosette with flower spikes appearing in summer. Its pink bracts are densely overlapping, with violet-blue flowers emerging for a brief show. Putting your plant on a plant stand while it's in bloom will give it all the attention it deserves.
Good, bright natural light is best for you Pink Quill Plant. An east or west exposure fits that bill. You want it in this light to bring on the flowering & keep the plant happy for the long run. Be sure to avoid any strong, direct sun as the plant will burn baby burn. This plant doesn’t need a lot. The best way to water yours is to spray it once or twice a week, depending on how dry your conditions are. You can give the growing medium a good drink every 1-3 months, depending on the temperatures and the season. Like all houseplants, waterless in the late fall/winter months. If your water is hard, then use purified or distilled water as this plant is susceptible to a build-up of minerals in some tap waters. It’s best to spray the fertilizer onto the foliage & the surface of the growing medium. You can use an all purpose orchid food diluted to 1/2 strength or this fertilizer formulated for air plants . You want to fertilizer in the spring &/or summer. Once or twice a year should do.
Water once a week or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.
Bright indoor light or indirect sun. 6 hours to 8 hours
Maintain temperatures between 18°C - 24°C. Avoid draughts as these can create undesirable temperature fluctuations. Consider giving your plant an occasional misting twice every week to maintain the optimum humidity level.
Apply liquid fertilizer once in 15 days when the plant is actively growing. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Indoor Plant Food.
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