Originating from the West Indies, Venezuela and eastern Brazil region, the
colourful inflorescence of this terrestrial bromeliad varies from red through to
pink, with yellow and purple highlights.
Like many bromeliads species, the leaves form a tank that collect and hold
moisture, as well as catching leaves and twigs, that as they decay provide
additional nutrients to be absorbed by the plant. The small catchment of water
also provide sanctuary for small frogs.