Unknown Bromeliad Dying?
I recently came across this poor fella during my Wal-Mart run. At 5 bucks I had to pick it up. My idea was, if its not dead per se, then I can maybe get it going for future transplant to my vivarium.
These pics were taken several days after I brought it home, but it looks the same. I've been reading up on them, so I know they respond slowly, but I'm not sure what the status of this little guy is. Or what I'm looking at, for that matter! The burgundy (flower thingy) comes directly from the cup, not from the sides, so I didn't think it was a pup, but what do I know.
Essentially, I'm wondering what the assessment is for this plant - is it going to make it? has it already bloomed and this is the new shoot? It was, after all, a clearance item, and when I found it it was drenched... completely drenched in an oversized pot. I took it home, washed it off, and made a smaller pot with a peat moss/orchid bark mix with a hint of sand (since i had no hydroton).
An ID would be quite handy, and some help on how to nurse this fella would be great, and thanks!