Deuterocohnia brevifolia

by hammer + vine

***Pot is less full than plant pictured!
brevifolia: This Bromeliad is tied with Cryptanthus microglaziovii as Devin's favorite plant.  Given bright light, this will continue to form tightly packed rosettes which will clump and form the most peculiar mound over its pot.  Easy to grow, drought-tolerant, moderate light to full sun (brighter light = tighter clumps), let dry between watering and drastically reduce watering in winter.  It's native to Argentina and Bolivia where it may receive rainfall only a few times a year and will draw water in through the trichomes on its leaves from the humidity in the air.