Bromeliads are one of my favorite plants, this one here is Billbergia ‘Cold Fusion’. I received it via a trade with a gardening friend.
The leaves are beautifully spotted with a toothy edge, the brilliantly pink flower bracts are attention grabbers but sadly the inflorescence is short-lived.
The still closed flower in purple and yellow will open shortly
Most Billbergias are tall and tubular, and do not have the rosette shape of most well-known Bromeliads. They are easy bloomers and multiply fast.
A Bromeliad will bloom only once before it dies, but makes up for it by producing several offshoots.