Yes, this is a real plant, but no soil needed. Just mist once a week.
The purple tips are really beautiful. I would say they are a vibrant violet.
Decorate with this beauty on a mantle, a shelf, counter, anywhere inside.
H: from bottom of base to tip of leaves: about 8 inches tall
W: Pillar: 1.5" wide Plant: approx 4.5" wide