This is considered a "brittle leaf" plant because it is very rigid in nature. The leaves are firm to the touch and hold their look. As the name implies, Extensa Red Form has a beautiful maroon coloration. These plants can get quite large - we have had them grow to over 1.5 feet. Extensa tend to differ in look a lot more from plant to plant than other air plant varieties, so expect to see something unique when yours arrives!