A cross of two Mexican species: rothii x exserta. Taking on the characteristics of both parents, it is a handsome hybrid. The foliage is all exserta, long and gracefully arching, firm silvery leaves, much as that parent. The inflorescence is also strongly influences by exserta being very tall and thin, topped with a cluster of branches. It’s here that the rothii parent shows up. The branches are glabrous and tricolor from bottom to top; red, orange and yellow. Unusual and attractive.