Pink Quill is a member of the bromeliad family of air plants, and gets its name from the plume of bright pink bracts. Tillandsias are epiphytes in their native Ecuador and have small roots, mainly used for anchoring themselves on trees.
Arching, narrow green leaves of the plant grow in a rosette with flower spikes appearing in summer. Its pink bracts are densely overlapping, with violet-blue flowers emerging for a brief show. Putting your plant on a plant stand while it's in bloom will give it all the attention it deserves. This is the only bromeliad from the Tillandsia genus that can be grown in a pot. It prefers a loose, fir bark mix, such as an orchid mix or one specially labeled for bromeliads. Plants will bloom when they reach maturity, usually in 2-3 years. Like other bromeliads, they'll bloom once then produce offsets. Propagating the offsets will allow you to enjoy a collection for many years.