Upright Northern form of Aechmea nudicaulis, with tapering leaftips, often curly. Leaves turn purple-reddish in the cooler or drier months. It is robust and grows a bit larger than other nudicaulis. originating in the area of Viñales, in Northern Cuba, probably coinciding with the northernmost limit of its distribution... So far from those other Aechmea nudicaulis growing South of Rio de Janeiro!!