One of the most beautiful and popular of all bromeliads. Native to the lower slopes of the Andes and the western Amazon basin from Venezuela to Peru, it is a warm growing epiphyte that climbs over the trunks and limbs of trees on stout stolons.
This clone has deep-green leaves, evenly banded with silver and is the typical form as most often seen in nature. The form is an upright vase-shaped rosette, becoming somewhat bottle shaped before blooming. A full inflorescence of crimson branches, tipped with yellow petals and long crimson bracts makes a long lasting show. Very easy to grow potted, mounted or in a hanging basket. Does need protection from freezing temperatures but otherwise is a hardy species for semi-shaded areas.
* VIPP PLANTS HAVE SOME BLEMISHES