Tillandsia Tricolor - Melanocrater | Live Air Plant

Tillandsia Tricolor - Melanocrater | Live Air Plant

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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.