Tillandsia melanocrater tricolor is a delicate air plant with a brown base. The plant changes color depending on how much sun exposure it receives: it turns red or purple with a lot of bright sunlight, and bright to dark green with less sunlight.
Light: Bright indirect sunlight Soil: No soil is needed. Sand, sea glass, rocks, pebbles & bark chip can be used instead of soil. Water: Mist the plant once a week. T. melanocrater tricolor will also benefit from a soaking bath every now and then. Give it a little shake off afterwards to eliminate excess water and allow to dry within 6-8 hours.