I had several of these bromeliads oh, I would say approximately 5 years ago, and they had their gorgeous pink spiky blooms. So lovely. I just adored them...but then I sold out on them, and didn't want them anymore because of their shade requirements!!! My bad!!!
I gave them to my Mom, who was happy to recieve them, and she sat them under her banana tree, where they remain in the same pots all these years. She said they had made pups and I suppose maybe this is the first year she has had blooms again. She called me to come and see, so I had to take pictures. It made me feel like such a horrid plant mother...but you know, when Mom's aren't around, Grandmas will step up to the plate!!! :) Thanks Mom!!!