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Hawaiian Pink Quill Volcano Plant - Exotic & Easy to Grow


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  • A great gift for the home, office, apartment, or dorm.
  • Easy to grow
  • Proper name: Tillandsia cyanea
  • Lava rock from the "Big Island" of Hawaii is hand selected
  • The Pink Quill is native to the forest of Ecuador

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  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • ASIN: B000PHHEJI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,987 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Lava rock from the "Big Island" of Hawaii is hand selected to provide a home for your Pink Quill Tillandsia plant. These exotic plants thrive on their rock homes and make excellent house, dormitory or office plants. Proper name: Tillandsia cyanea. CARE IS EASY! Water the whole rock once or twice a week depending on conditions. The rock may be placed in a saucer of water, thereby requiring even less maintainence. They are perfect plant rental units or decorative pieces for homes and watergardens. Place them in a bright window, and just keep a small amount of water in the saucer. Fertilize monthly with 1/4 strength of a good quality soluble fertilizer found at your local home and garden shop. Tillandsia cyanea (sy-a'nee-a): Native to the forest of Ecuador, where it grows on tops of trees or shrubs. Considered one of the most desirable members of the genus for cultivation because of its compact form and brilliant, long-lasting inflorescence. From forty to sixty thin, grass-like leaves, 1 to 1-1/2 feet long, form a graceful rosette. The leaves are vertically striped with brown on the back toward the base. The inflorescence, a fan-shaped head, 4 to 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, and comparatively thin, is of the brightest rose. The large, brilliant blue flowers emerge singly or in pairs along the spike. Culture: Tillandsia cyanea, also known as Pink Quill, do best in bright indirect sunlight. They need medium temperatures of 50 to 65 degrees at night and day temperatures of 68 degrees or higher.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By My Experience IMO on September 19, 2011
The plant in the picture is beautiful but...the one I received had a broken rock and the plant was growing at an angle, not upright. The seller is holding the resolution hostage waiting for my feedback withdrawal. Something to think about before you purchase. Oh and seller gets hostle if you leave a neutral feedback.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By miss-honesty on April 27, 2012
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I ordered this plant and a pink anthurium volcano plant for Valentine's Day. The quill arrived in good shape, there's no dainty blue flower in it by the way, with a plastic tray to fill water in. Two months later in April the pink flower browned progressively and several leaves had to be cut back. It molded on the rock, and parts of the leaves. I won't profess to be a total green thumb but the care instructions aren't hard. These are the only molding plants I have. It is still alive however, that should be reported. The pink anthurium arrived as a red one, and Hirts sent a brusque e-mail back not apologizing or offering to help; merely saying send it back for a refund. I had to get someone a different gift because the red plant was in poor shape. I didn't go through sending it back because plants are not an easy shipper and it was more trouble than it was worth. These plants are from a company in Hawaii and just resold through Hirts. Buyer beware, for twenty dollars it's worth it to actually go to a garden/florist store and pick the precise plant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Saum on October 25, 2012
I also purchased this plant and have quite the green thumb. After not even a week of receiving the plant the beautiful purple flowers died and the plant has this rotten smell to it and is looking dried up and dying. Looks nothing like the picture entails. I'm so sad I wasted the money on this item. I purchased another plant at the same time and it is either dead or dormant after a week as well. A person is better purchasing locally unfortunately so they can show the seller immediately and get the problem resolved. I followed the instructions to the "tee"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tarotqueen on September 13, 2011
These plants were very popular sellers at a garden store where I worked for a while. They are basically air plants, just get a spray botle and mist them a little every day and that is all the care they really need.
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