Leaves in a tubular rosette, 50-90 cm long, 5-6 cm wide, dark green often tinged purple with grey cross-banding, mottled; margins usually entire. Scapes slender, curved, with rosy bracts, green tips. Inflorescence pendulous, simple, open, few-flowered; sepals green, blue at the tip; petals pale green, blue at the tip, flaring in the upper part; ovary green, hairless.
var. concolor Reitz Leaves, sepals and petals green
var. maculata Reitz Leaves creamy-yellow spotted
var. straussiana Wittm. Petals completely green.
Related cultivar: 'Perriams Pride' Medium. Open tube, leaves greyish-green with yellow stripes. Pendent inflorescence, pink bracts, green petals.
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.