A relatively new (2007) large to giant growing species from Minas Gerais, Brazil, where it grows on rocky slopes, often on bare rock outcrops. Considered threatened in nature due to fires and collecting by local landscapers, it is a spectacular species that is hard to overlook in habitat or in a garden. Broad leaves form a large, open, funnelform rosette and blush deep red in its full sun habitat.
Related to A. geniculata and to A. vinicolor, it differs mainly in the shape of its inflorescence, a straight scape to over 6 feet, with short, very floriferous branches. Our plants are seedling of an isotype in the collection of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens which came from one of the plant’s authors; Versieux. The plant in the photo was growing on an inselburg between Ouro Pret and Serro in Minas Gerais.
*SALE PRICED PLANTS MAY HAVE SOME BLEMISHES