This species is native to Central America and Mexico. The leaves are silvery green, forming a dense rosette. When it is blooming, only the inner leaves turn red. The outer ones usually stay green. It is a very graceful plant, which forms clusters. An adult plant can reach a height between 8-10 cm. The violet flowers emerge from the centre of the plant on abbreviated spikes, deep within the plant. It is a durable species. With its attractiveness and size, they are ideal to locate where it can receive strong light. It is suitable for terrariums. It needs spraying 1-2 times a week. Variations of this species include ionantha, silber, rubra and rubra peach.
This air plant is available from our webshop either by itself or part of a terrarium kit.