How to revive this partially crispy bromeliad?
I made a mistake in allowing my poor, black-thumbed husband to take this bromeliad to his office. He put it on a plant stand by the radiator and allowed it to dry out.
About a month ago I rescued it and have put it in our fairly high humidity bathroom, trimmed back the dead parts of the leaves, and have been watering it regularly -- about once every week or 10 days. While most of the leaves are nice and green, the central stalk is still crispy.
Should I do something to remove the central stalk, or is there some other way that I should go about renovating this bromeliad? Though I have been watering it for the past month or so, it has not put on any growth.
When I bought this plant, the woman at the garden center said I should pour the water in the central stalk. However, reading up on things I see that some people recommend watering the soil instead of the stalk in potted bromeliads. Which is the better idea?