A spectacular species from Ecuador and Peru that reaches an impressive size. Plants over 3 feet across and 6 feet tall in bloom are not uncommon. A rosette of stiff, thick, silvery-scurfy leaves tapering to a point support an inflorescence of massive size, with many branches lavender and green.
Can be grown potted, mounted, bare-root, or used in landscape. Younger plants produce a profusion of adventitious offsets from their base.