Commonly called "Earth Stars", these terrestrial Bromeliads grow best and have the nicest color when given very bright light and good drainage. This species has boldly striped leaves that look like etched glass. The dark brown leaves appear to be sprinkled with powdered glass in a pattern so intricate, it is hard to believe it is a wild species. C. lacerdae also produces long runners that sprout new plants from the tip. One of our favorite species! Plants mature to 5" across.