A variegated form of one of the standards in Florida landscapes. Spiky, green foliage, slightly silver banded, in a full rosette, with broad, creamy white marginal variegation. A cone-shaped inflorescence has blue flowers and glowing red, crepe-paper-like bracts.
Beds of this species can be seen in many Florida gardens, often climbing the trunks of trees. This variegated form was first imported by Wally Berg after he obtained it from a Brazilian collector. Allegedly it was discovered as a variegated plant in the wild.