Generally smaller than most common Bromeliads, this variety has huge pink flowering bracts in the center that sport smaller deep blue/purple flowers at the edges when in full bloom. Sometimes you'll find this one grown as an air plant without soil. The plant can withstand more dry conditions than other Bromeliads, although it requires periodic misting to keep healthy. Mature size; potted in a 4" pot.
Bright, indirect light. Plants that are reluctant to flower need more light.
Spray with water to soak leaves, 2-3 times a week. Avoid soaking base of plant. Like air plants, can be sensitive to tap water. Prefers some humidity; brown tips of leaves mean the air is too dry.
Loose soil mix, such as orchid bark or tropical soil with 50% added perlite. Don't pack down soil.