|Dark green leaves with spiny margins, pointing upward. Leaves have yellowish-cream margins and stripes along length of leaf. Flowers are violet, borne on dense spikes, with vivid red bracts. Followed by small orangey-red fruit. Seldom blooms indoors, so no fruit is produced. When they do, the leaves die back. Prefers a sunny warm location, but no noonday sun. Decrease watering in the winter.