Fascicularia bicolor is a terrestrial Bromeliad from the cool coast of Chile. It forms a rosette of aloe-like leaves. While the leaves do have spines, they are not very menacing, so it is safe to grow the plant near walkways. It produces many offsets over the years, eventually forming a large colony. You may separate the offsets if you wish. Around October, the central leaves of mature plants turn bright red and the flower cluster emerges. Each bloom in the cluster has 3 blue petals surrounding bright yellow anthers. It's a truly dazzling effect.