Another choice Billbergia hybrid by Bob Spivey. This is a cultivar of ‘Afterglow’ x ‘Domingos Martins‘, a tall beauty to 20 inches or more with striking coloration. Very little green in this plant, mostly a white background color with chocolate marbling and a pink veneer.
Even the inflorescence is showy, an erect spike with large red bracts, pink sepals and bright blue petals that recoil like a clock spring, showing its link to a helicoid ancestor.
Color intensifies with strong light and as with most colorful Bills, reduced feeding.