A cultivar of Cryptanthus beuckeri x Aechmea recurvata v. benrathii by Jim Georgusis. Jim describes the plant as ‘celery colored’ and that is a pretty good description, a bright light green with reddish burgundy below. It forms a rosette to about 6 inches across with many narrow leaves.
At anthesis the cup turns deep black-blue and the inflorescence is on a short scape with wine-red bracts. A cute miniature and an oddity. An oddity for the true collectors.