A giant of the bromeliad world, sometimes reaching over five feet high with leaves over eight inches wide, in full rosettes. Gardens of these giants are still found on bare granite slopes in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro where they grow in full sun. Bright light in cultivation brings out a reddish cast in the foliage. Suitable for landscape in warm locations or makes a spectacular potted specimen. Of the many forms of imperialis around these days, this one is considered the 'typical' form, and still the most popular.
**SHIPPED PARTIALLY BARE ROOT