This is a beautiful helicoid species from an undisclosed locality in Colombia. Obtained from another bromeliad importer years ago by Eloise Beach, it was sent to the Smithsonian where it was subsequently described as a new species and named in her honor.
A tall, tubular species with stiff gray-green leaves, heavily banded with silvery white. The inflorescence is pendant, very large with showy pink bracts and large green flowers with the ‘clock spring’ petals that give the subgenus its name. A choice, rare species.
I have that Plant for many years now I now what it is called the blooms are so tropical
It blooms in December & January now it is full bloom it likes a lot of light I took a picture with & there it was
Thank you Roswitha