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Wallisia cyanea 'Pink Quill'

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Wallisia cyanea 'Pink Quill' is native to Ecuadorian forests where the plant grows epiphytically on trees and shrubs. Pink Quills earned their common name for obvious reasons, as their inflorescence resembles that of an ink quill! W. cyanea features long, grass like, strappy foliage which are dark green in colour. They produce a long lasting bright pink inflorescence at maturity which shoot out from the top/centre of the plant. Following the growth of the inflorescence, bright purple flowers emerge from the edges and provide a gorgeous contrast to the vibrant pink. Being part of the Bromeliad family, unlike a lot of Tillandsia species, they can be grown comfortably in small pots as well as an airplant.

Kindly note that the plants you receive will not be in flower, and the image of the flowering plant is provided for reference of the mature flower stage.

Requires a position with bright, but indirect sunlight. If not provided with enough sunlight, the plant will not flower. Water regularly, ensuring that the entire plant is saturated. Furthermore, ensure your Tillandsia receives proper air flow, this allows them to dry out adequately between watering and also prevents rot. Use a weak liquid (non-urea based) fertiliser (1/4 strength) or a Bromeliad/Tillandsia specific fertiliser once a month in warmer months to encourage growth, bloom cycle and offset (pup) production. Following flowering, old bracts may be removed, new plants (pups) will form and these can flower the following year.

All pictures are of plants currently for sale or previously sold at The Tropic Gardener. The plant photographed should be used as an indication of size and quality only and may not be the exact plant you receive. Form and colour will vary slightly.

Pickup and Delivery


How Our Shipping Works 

We use Australia Post Express Post. Always. 

We ship at 9am on Monday mornings to reduce the chance of plants sitting in Aus Post warehouses over weekends. (Our plants will generally survive up to 2 weeks in boxes, but we like to reduce any risk at all). 

Check out our blog about how we prepare your plants for online delivery 

Shipping Costs and Sizing

Strap yourself in, this is a little complicated! 

Our shipping rates are based on weight. This is why we’ll never cramp a plant with big leaves into a small box, because it’s weight, not size that Australia Post charges for. 

We have four different box sizes.

  • Small Order =  $15 shipping
  • Medium Order = $20 shipping
  • Large Order = $25 shipping
  • Extra Large = $30 shipping (up to 800g)

An order with multiple plants over the 800g limit will be packaged in multiple boxes, at the following rates: 

Multiple Boxes: 

  • Extra Large and Small  =$35
  • Extra Large and Medium = $40
  • Extra Large and Large = $45

After that, we cap our shipping at $50. So feel free to order as many plants as you like and know that most you’ll pay is $50!

As all of our plants come in varying sizes, we have to make the best shipping decision for the health of the plant, so each order is a little different. It’s a bit of a tricky process. As a result our costs are sometimes fractionally extra than you might see on the Aus Post website, but that’s because we include the cost of the packaging materials and the time it takes to carefully pack your new plant. 

We hope this clears up any mystery about how we price our shipping for our online nursery. We will always do our best to both package your plants safely and with maximum affordability. Please do contact us if you have any further questions!