A small, terrestrial bromeliad found in elfin shrublands on steep slopes and ridges in the lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.
It has strap-like leaves and an upright, usually unbranched inflorescence with attractive red or yellow flowers. In cultivation it adapts well to tropical and warm temperate climates.
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