Need Bromeliad ID Please (photo)
I am sure this is a common bromeliad, and I am an old gardener, but since I am brand new to broms, I don't know the name. I did try countless Google searches and the FCBS site, but there are just too many.
I was given this plant on May 28. A friend allowed me to snap it off myself from her large collection - she must have 20+ - it was a pup. It rolled around in my trunk for a couple of days and I planted it on June 1st. Here it is, only 17 days later, and it is blooming?!? Is that usual? I did notice that it greened right up to a brighter light lime green than it was when I got it. It did that in just a week or so after I planted it in the ground.
Sorry about all the sand on it - we had huge rains in Florida a week or so ago - got 9 inches in one day - and it got quite splashed. I haven't had time to clean it up ... or maybe I shouldn't?
Greatly appreciate help with the ID.