Native only to Brazil these plants are threatened in the wild due to the loss of habitat and extinction of their pollinator insects. They are however, relatively secure within plant collections and growers.
This sometimes hard to find beauty is commonly called the 'Silver Sword' for its beloved grey-green foliage and sword-like leaves. Adding to their popularity is their easy-going nature. They enjoy a bright position with indirect light but never allow their leaves to be in direct sunlight for extended periods or they will burn.
They will enjoy moderate amounts of water but wilting leaves can indicate either too much or too little water. How will you know? If, the potting soil feels wet to the touch and you haven't just watered, then you are over-watering. Simple. Adjust your watering accordingly.
They enjoy moderately warmer temperatures of between 15-25 degrees.
These plants are toxic and should be kept away from curious pets and children.