What's wrong with my Bromeliad?
My roommate has developed a habit of buying plants on a whim and not checking to see how healthy they are/how to take care of them. This time, she's brought me a Bromeliad that's.. well... I've attached photos.
The poor thing is brown all over and the leaves are all curly. It's tiny too. It came in one of those stupid self-watering plastic pot things and had some kind of artificial moss packed so tightly around the base of the plant. After peeling the moss off, I noticed the root base was wrapped in some sort of gauze that the roots had hooked onto. You can see it in one of the photos. I didn't pull it all the way off because I didn't want to break the roots or anything.
I know nothing about this kind of plant, but I do know this isn't what they're supposed to look like. Is it possible to save it? or should I just give up and tell her to get a healthier one? :P