Rosette small, loose, usually stemless. Leaves 10-12 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, distinctly stalked, spoon-shaped and tending to grow upwards, green or pale brown, mottled and cross-banded on the upper side, the underside heavily white scaled; margins wavy, finely toothed. Inflorescence stalkless, dense; flowers white.
Requires more warmth than other species.
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.