Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
This bromeliad always takes me by surprise when it blooms. It is like a surprise lily - it just magically appears one day. I caught a glimpse of pink this morning on the patio and there it was.
I've had this plant for years. I keep it in the house during the winter and put it outside in the spring. I always water it inside the leaves. That's all I do and I'm familiar with the rules of growing one.
I'll post another photo when the flower opens. It is quite dramatic.