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Tillandsia cyanea

Tillandsia cyanea
Tillandsia cyanea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Tillandsioideae
Genus: Tillandsia
Subgenus: Phytarrhiza
Species: T. cyanea
Binomial name
Tillandsia cyanea

Tillandsia cyanea (common name pink quill) is a species of flowering plant in the bromeliad family, native to the rainforests of Ecuador. An epiphytic perennial growing to 10 cm (4 in) high by 40 cm (16 in) wide, it has stemless rosettes of thin, recurved leaves and paddle-shaped spikes of 20 pink bracts with violet flowers, in spring and autumn.[1][2]

The Latin specific epithet cyanea means "blue", referring to the intense purple-violet hue of the flowers.[3]

With a minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F), this plant is often cultivated as a houseplant in temperate regions.[1] It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

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