General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 14 to 20 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Dark purple-maroon, mottled with cream and pink, slight silver crossbanding on outer leaf surface
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Domingos Martins x Hellfire

Common names
  • Bromeliad

Photo Gallery
Photo by sunkissed
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 2016-09-19
Closeup of individual flower.  True color has no purple and is a
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-07-25
July bloom
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 2016-09-19
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 2016-09-19

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