Description: Wallisia 'Paradise' is often referred to as "Pink Quill" for obvious reasons. It is native to the forests of Ecuador where the plant grows epiphytically (on trees and shrubs). In it's natural habitat it grows in hot temperatures and full sun. When kept here in Australia we have found that it enjoys being potted in a well draining mix, in a position with bright filtered light. The plant has many long, grass like, dark green leaves. The inflorescence is long lasting - it shoots out from the top of the plant and is a bright pink colour. From this stunning paddle like inflorescence comes brilliant blue / purple flowers.
Position: They should receive bright, indirect sunlight. Indoors, an east or west facing window area is ideal. Outdoors under partially shaded conditions is fine but in the colder states protection from frost is required, so an undercover or indoor area is more appropriate.
Watering: As a general rule, a plant in a hot position will require watering every 2-3 days. In a dark, humid environment watering once per week can often be adequate. This can be achieved by misting or dunking the plant. If outdoors, a hose can be used. When dunking a plant, leave submerged in a bowl of water for 10-20 minutes before shaking off excess water. Air plants love to dry out completely between each watering and must never have water sitting at their base as this will cause the plant to rot.
Fertilisation: We recommend fertilising your Air Plants once a fortnight in the warmer months and once a month through winter. We sell Air Plant Fertiliser in our "Decor" section and this bottle can be diluted to create 1L of fertiliser.
Each living plant is unique and may vary slightly in size, colour or shape depending on the season. Flowering plants are sent when available.