Rosette dense, funnel-shaped. Leaves 30-45 cm long, 2-3 cm wide; sheath brown scaled; blade green with a sparse scale covering; strap-shaped, tapering to a pointed tip; margins finely serrate. Inflorescence simple on an erect scape, semi-pendulous, densely manyflowered. Flowers stalkless with blue to purple petals; resembling a string of beads in the bud stage prior to opening. Fruit a berry, black.
A. victoriana is in the subgenus Lamprococcus (Group 2).
Ideal hanging basket subject.
Related cultivar: 'Fosters Favorite' Medium. Reddish, soft leaves. Inflorescence pendent; blue petals; red ovary.
A. weilbachii Didr. From Brazil has a small to medium, loose, funnel-shaped rosette. Leaves 30-40 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, widening towards the rounded, spine tipped tip; thin, soft, bright glossy green; margins with small, inconspicuous teeth. Scape arching, to 45 cm, pink-red with bright red appressed bracts. Inflorescence a loose, open panicle 12-15 cm long; sepals spine tipped, lilac; petals lilac, changing to black; ovary reddish-orange. Needs some protection in winter.
Source: (2005). Bromeliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.