Mexico, West Indies to Columbia, 50-1800m as epiphyte.
Full sun, warm semi-dry.
Varies from thin leaved to more succulent leaves. Many fine trichomes. Caulescent, leaves emerge from stem at right angle. When allowed to grow into a clump, the leaves intertwine to form an attractive sphere. The simple spike is cherry red and the large tubular flowers are bright yellow. This grows well outside with lots of light.