Evergreen epiphytic perennial species also commonly known by the name air plant. Epiphytic species grow without the need for soil substrate. This species velvety, stemless leaves turn from green to an intense shade of red when the plant is near flowering. Produces small, blue flowers with 3 petals on a central inflorescence which strongly contrasts against the vivid red foliage. This plant is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms.