hot pink with purple flowers

by Lisa
(San Diego)


I have a hot pink plant, kind of in the shape of a diamond or oval shape, that has delicate purple flowers and lots of long thin stems growing out of it.

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Oct 08, 2014
Bromeliad
by: Jacki

This gorgeous creature is Tillandsia cyanea, or Pink Quill - I'm guessing that the common name is because it looks like a feather.

The pink part is actually composed of bracts, which are modified leaf structures. The flowers are the purple trumpet shaped blooms, although generally, these plants don't grow well from seed, and are propagated by division of the roots or tubers.

You can see more about this plant here on Guide to Houseplantso and Indoor Plants or more general information about bromeliads

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