Leaves that are blacker than black (for a plant). A graceful rosette that starts out upright then as the inch wide leaves lengthen, arch over, forming a wide rosette. The inflorescence is a handsome pendant spike of red berries and blue flowers.
This is one of my favorites! It is very black and that alone makes for an amazing contrast with the other bromeliads in my collection and when it blooms with a beautiful red inflourescence it is a real beauty contrasting with itself. I produces lots of pups and even blooms inside here in Tennessee during the winter. Imagine it sitting in the window. Red bloom, black leaves contrasted with the white snow outside as the backdrop!