An extremely widespread species that occurs from Costa Rica to Bolivia and most major Caribbean islands from Cuba to Hispaniola and south to Venezuela. Found in cloud forests or wet forest environments at altitudes of 3,000 to 9,000 feet as an epiphyte, often in exposed locations. A very attractive silvery leaved plant to about 12 inches across or a bit more, with a bulbous base and spreading rosette shape. The inflorescence can be simple or many branched, pendant, bright pink with yellow-green flowers. No doubt this plant does better with cooler temperatures, especially cooler nights, but can be grown most anywhere if the humidity can be kept up, and pure water is used. Grow well mounted or potted in a well draining mix or even sphagnum in brightly lit conditions out of direct sun.