One of our favorites. Very stiff, medium sized tubular plants with shiny green leaves, heavily armed on the margins with large black spines. The effect is stunning. A faithful bloomer, the inflorescence is a beautiful branched panicle of pink. Great for mounting or for culture in a decorative container where it will form handsome clusters. Native to the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where it is an epiphyte in the Atlantic Forest.