What is my Plant and How Do I care for It?

Hi there! My houseplant was given to me as a gift, it used to be bright florescent pink color (as pictured) and it only bloomed once with purple flowers out of each point on the pink piece. It’s dying and I feel like I have no idea how to correctly care for it. Please help!

Hi Katie,

Your plant is called a Tillandsia cyanea, pink quill, it is a type of bromeliad. The flower lasts a short time and then dies. You cannot get the plant to rebloom indoors. Hopefully the plant will produce some off-sets (little baby plants around the base of the plant) that you can use to start new bromeliad plants.

You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a totally different variety, but the care is the same.