Clump of >30 heads. 12 cm diameter ! - Small, terrestrial, cushion-forming plant species. It is probably one of the cold hardiest of the bromeliads.
Small terrestrial bromeliad native to Argentina and Bolivia. It is probably one of the cold hardiest of the bromeliads. This small mat or cushion forming plant forms basal rosettes, with individuals reaching from 1.5-2.5 inches (3.8-6.3 cm) across. Individual mats may reach up to 3 feet (0.9 m) across. They are slow growing, forming stout leaves are very stiff with marginal spines. Plants are very drought tolerant and will live in the landscape in Mediterranean climates.