A large growing species from the area between Rio and Sao Paulo Brazil, that excels in landscape in the Florida climate. Very close to the Neo. cruenta-johannis complex and is thought to be a possible natural hybrid swarm between johannis and marmorata but for now at least, it is considered a species. Spectacular in size, with a wide open rosette of leaves up to 4 inches wide, heavily spined and bearing red tips that extend well down the leaf. The rest of the plant is apple green with red mottling. There is no center flush at anthesis.