Billbergia distachia is a bromeliad that blooms in late winter or early spring. It has distinctive dangling flowers.
The stalk of the inflorescence is held erect, along with the pink bracts. The greenish flowers are tipped with blue, and sway freely in the breezes. The green leaves are lightly spotted.
This species develops leaf damage when frost settles on the plant, but that doesn't prevent it from blooming profusely once the weather starts to warm.