Shiny, very attractive dark red, almost black, leaves.
It produces beautiful cream to pale yellow 'berries'
A hybrid made by Foster in 2000: Aechmea distichantha v. schlumbergeri x Aechmea weilbachii f. leodiensis
AECHMEA - Aechmeas are among the most beautiful of all Bromeliads. Large, colourful blooms rise above the urn-shaped rosette of leaves and last for a long time. Hardy plants and well adapted to household conditions. They prefer moderate to bright light and frequent watering.