Image of 6. Tillandsia melanocrater tricolor

6. Tillandsia melanocrater tricolor


Usually grows in woods in Mexico and Central America. It is a stem-less species that averages about 30 cm in diameter and 20-25 cm in height. It forms a dense rosette. The leaves are covered with a layer of widely dispersed, minutely appressed trichomes that give the plant a subglabrous appearance. The sheaths are acteneous, and the blades range from yellow-green to red. The blades are linear-triangular, long-attenuate and relatively stiff. With bright light and high humidity, it will become a colourful standout. The floral cluster can be simple or compound. The flowers are indigo. It normally produces numerous offsets, occasionally as many as a dozen.

(Please note that due to the nature of plants, they may differ from the web images).

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