An unusual form of the species with leaves that are variegated, but not in the traditional way. In this case the trichomes of the leaf are concentrated into longitudinal bands or striations and give the impression of variegation. This aberration is naturally occurring and the particular population from which this plant originated had a high percentage of similarly ‘variegated’ plants.
It should be pointed out that this population, from central Rio, has long since been wiped out for the construction of beach front condominiums and no longer exists in the wild. Aside from the striped leaves, the plant is typical of Neo. cruenta, stiff leaved in upright rosettes, yellowish green with red leaf tips. No central flush at anthesis.