I bought this Flaming Sword (Vriesea splendens) at a plant garage sale for $5.00 about a year and a half ago or so. It didn’t have a sword when I got it. Last year around May it shot off a sword. I blogged about it, back when we only blogged once a month.
Here it is hanging out in its normal spot next to the surfboard and the Burro’s Tail Sedum (Sedum burrito). It’s gotta be one of the easiest bromeliads to grow. Nothing special, except for keeping the inside full of water. I had some cool pics of it beginning to bloom, but have no idea where they went