Aechmea cylindrata is native to South Eastern Brazil. It is a popular ornamental because it has nice bright green leaves and tall flower spikes with red to pink bracts and bright blue flowers.
Aechmea cylindrata is very easy to grow in a pot with a normal Bromeliad mix of peat and potting bark, or it could be grown mounted with pleanty of medium. It wants to be grown out of direct sun. As with all 'tank type' Bromeliads the tanks can be kept with some fresh water in them and washed out every now again.
I offer a few near flowering size rosettes.