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Tillandsia tricolor

Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas),

Guatemala, Costa Rica

750 - 2,300 m elevation


Tillandsia tricolor

Tillandsia tricolor Schlechtendal and Chamisso (1831)



  • White color variation, Alba is known.
  • The blooming size of Tillandsia tricolor is more than 25 cm, whereas that of Tillandsia melanocrater is less than 25 cm.
  • Tillandsia tricolor distributes at altitudes of 750 m or higher, whereas Tillandsia melanocrater distributes at altitudes of 50 m or lower.

Cultivaton tips

Informations summarized here are based on our experiences, and TrekGEO does not guarantee the results by cultivating in the same or similar conditions described here. Even a species of Tillandsia differs substantially between individuals, and is very sensitive in changes of environments. Applicatons of any idea inspired by this site should be at your own risks.

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