A stunning desert bromeliad native to northern Chile, where it grows in extremely dry areas and in some places obtains much of its water from coastal fog.
It forms clusters of rosettes usually among rocks. The leaves are armed along the margins and can turn a bright pinkish red.
Germination: Light germinator! Only sprinkle on the surface of the substrate + slightly press on. Substrate: Coir, pure sand or sowing mix + 2/3 sand or perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet.