A large growing species from the area where Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan states of Mexico come together, it is found in all three. Growing in full sun, mainly on the ground in open scrub amongst deciduous shrubs and small trees, it can reach about 24 inches tall and when in bloom, over six feet tall! Such heights though are rarely attained in cultivation. The foliage is silvery-grey tinting pinkish in an upright, vase shaped rosette.
The inflorescence is bright pink with a very tall scape topped with slender, upright branches, all pink, with tubular, light lavender flowers. A rare species discovered by Renate Ehlers in 1991.