Tillandsia tricolor melanocrater comes from Central America region. They usually live on larger trees and rocks and don’t need to grow in soil – they absorb nutrients and water through their leaves. When they bloom, they produce a bright purple and pink shaft with little yellow flowers at the end. Their leaves will also turn a bright hot pink color. It’s really spectacular!
Since air plants are “epiphytes,” they don’t need to grow in soil – they just hang out anywhere there’s bright light and suck nutrients out of the air. They’re really easy to care for – just soak them in a bowl of clean water for 30 minutes each week and they’ll be happy. You can check out our blog article on how to take care of air plants.