September 21, 2014

Pink Quill

Pink Quill has not only a pink quill but a blue blossom.

I was so excited when the 3 pups from Tillandsia cyanea that I left in a single pot each had a Pink Quill bract. Something (probably a squirrel, perhaps a falling limb) broke one. Today I discovered a blue bloom.

The second pink quill does not yet have a bloom, just color.

The blue blooms are not long-lived but the pink quill will 
persist for weeks, blooming the occasional blue flower.

Once the quill bract dies, the plant will grow pups and die.
Tillandsia cyanea is one of my fav Bromeliads.

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