This species is native to Central America, the West Indies, central and southern Mexico, and northern and central South America. It forms tall upright tubes with a bright red flower stem and bracts bearing yellow flowers.
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.