Tillandsia Melanocrater Tricolor (I call these Tri for short) are a dark green Air Plant, which is a little harder to come by when looking for a variation in color to grouping plants. I tend to use these frequently in arranging for this reason. The name Tricolor originated from its foliage as it produces several colors: dark green, an almost eggplant purple, and at the base a brown that fades from dark to light. You will even find a lighter yellow green when grown in high light. When bushing you will see dark pink to red at the tips. This species is super hardy with, naked to the eye trichromes, giving them a smooth surface. Watch out for water collecting in the center of this plant as they have a tendency to rot under these circumstances. "Tri" produce a red to yellow to orange spiked bloom, each one is different, with purple shoots.
These plants are low maintenance, making them a great choice for people who are new to indoor plants.
They need regular daily indirect or filtered sunlight (so fine for desks, shelves, bathrooms or bedrooms). A weekly water is all they require - although you can always give them a mist in between if they look a little dry.
Air plants prefer regular air circulation, so we suggest open terrariums rather than the kind with lids.
We stock an air plant fertilizer which is ideal for this plant - check out the 'Supplies' section of our shop to see more. We also have a wide range of fillers which you can use as a base in any plant pot you might use. Orchid bark is a great choice for this!
Details & Care:
- Tillandsia Melanocrater Tricolor
- Pictured planter not included, see our shop for a wide variety of planters!
- Indoor plants, open terrariums or mounted on wood or bark
- Requires a regular source of indirect or filtered light
- Mist or dunk once a week, mist with water spray as necessary
- Low maintenance plants, suitable for beginners
COLD WEATHER SHIPPING: Check the weather in your area during shipment times. A heat pack is highly recommended if temperatures fall below 40 degrees. You can purchase a heat pack under "Supplies".