Commonly called "Earth Stars", these terrestrial Bromeliads grow best and have the nicest color when given very bright light and good drainage. This selection 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. This plant also produces short runners that sprout new plants from the tip, eventually creating cascading effect. One of our favorite species! Plants mature to 5" across.