Full sun-part shade-bright or dim light; low water. Grows fan-shaped, with its stiff leaves growing from a basal rosette. Smooth, 1.5". wide gray-green leaves, to 2-4ft long. have narrow groves running much of the length of the leaf which is lightly banded with dark green and terminate with a sharp point. If grown in bright enough light this plant can produce a 3ft spike-like raceme of pink budded white flowers once a year.