This is an extremely colorful but variable plant found over a wide area from Central America throughout much of South America. When in bloom it has a red blush to the leaf tips and cup color varying from yellow to orange or various shades of red. The size is also variable from about 8 inches across in some clones to over 30 inches in others. Ours are typically about 20 inches, though can vary. Unlike most other Guzmania species, it does not produce a spike, but blooms in the cup, much like a Neoregelia, with large yellow flowers. Easy to grow in a regular bromeliad mix and medium light.