An evergreen, variegated variety of Bromeliad called Lucky Stripes or Matchstick, this exotic, tropical plant is classed as semi-epiphytic which means it can be attached to a tree trunk, driftwood or bark. Also it can just be planted in a container or even in the ground. It clumps, can be divided and spreads by runners from the mother plant. It produces fabulous looking flower blooms, in colours of Pink and Purple which look like coloured matchsticks along the stem, hence its nick name. The flowers last a long time which are then followed by ornamental berries. The foliage is green with outer margins of cream/lemon and the foliage is wide and slender. Native to Argentina and Brazil.