A natural hybrid from the vicinity of El Rancho, Guatemala first imported and later described by Paul Isley. The cross is thought to be xerographica x paucifolia, both of which it shares some similarities. The plant forms an open rosette with a somewhat bulbous base, has broadly tapering, deeply channeled leaves that have a bit of a twist to them. The inflorescence is erect, branched and pinkish red with pale blue flowers.
An attractive and uncommon hybrid as all plants in cultivation have descended from the first import.