Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater growing epiphyte leaf plant of the genus Tillandsia also known as Airplant or Sky plant, Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, desert climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater leaves
Leaves color green, pink, red or orange, mostly the colors mix with green-gray, and change next to the bloom area to light colors, leaves absorb moisture from the rain or humidity.
Bracts color yellow, pink, orange, green, red or more than one color
Flower color purple in roll, one stigma and three stamens, each plant bloom once in life, it takes more than 3 years.
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Requirements for Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater growing and care:
Hang on, or sit on location, watering by spray or washing, more than 10C, watering depend on the weather in the summer once a week, in hot location need twice and also depend on the location, humidity, indoor or outdoor, in winter need once a week or every two weeks, in mild winter or not at all in wet winters, more than 3C, soft water (rain water or clean)
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes in order to get the same cultivars
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to hard water
When is the best time to plant a Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater / plant:
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, fungal, slugs, snails,
How to prune:
Dead and infected leaves
Size of the plant?
5-15cm, 2-6 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes but not to bury it in the sand
Most of the year
General information about the flower
Purple flower with one stigma and three stamens, each plant bloom once in life, it takes more than 3 years
Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocrater