Fascicularia bicolor is a bromeliad so most of its close relatives live as epiphytes in trees mostly in Central America. It forms clumps in the ground and flowers in the centre - electric blue and red and when you see it flower, you'll understand why it's also related to the Pineapple.This is the hardiest of all the bromeliads and comes from the high altitude in Andes mainly of Chile. Each rosette of spiky grey-greenish evergreen leaves grows to about 30-40cm across - more if in deep shade. The central leaves form a rich crimson rosette and tubular sky-blue flowers appear in the centre.
Fascicularia bicolor is a spectacular hardy exotic architectural ornamental plant which will grow anywhere - in sun or shade in well drained conditions. Good for pots, you could even try it is the nook of an old tree.