Aechmea 'Big Purple' is a cross of (malva x blanchetiana). As its name suggests is a very purple Ae. malva hybrid. Excellent in the landscape or as a centerpiece plant, this Bromeliad Paradise exclusive is sure to please. Its deep purple color tends to be more stable in direct sun than its malva parent. As its name implies, it can also be a very large grower reaching sizes from 40" tall and 48" wide.