Aechmea cylindrata is a bromeliad that typically blooms in mid-spring. The vivid blue flowers tightly pack an upright spike. The petals only open slightly. Foliage is bright green, and without markings. The plant reaches from one to one and a half feet wide.
Aechmea cylindrata grows well in dappled sunlight and tolerates temperatures to the mid 20°F range without damage as long as no frost settles on the leaves. The inflorescence shows good color for about a month.