Bromeliad ID please
Could someone please ID this bromeliad? My daughter and I just picked it up at Home Depot because of the unusual brac. The label says Aechmea Fasciata. The problem is when I try to find images of it on the internet, it doesn't show any with this flower coloration. The bract is purple, pink and white. Leaves are light green. It is in a 6" pot.
Since I have never had a bromelaid I have questions
1. Is it true that it will die after it blooms? I have read this but the plant should have pups before it completely dies. It doesn't have any pups as of yet.
2. Placement of plant. We have it in full sun until 3:00 pm. Should we move it to a shadier location? The plant is located in Austin, TX z8. Days are in the upper 90s - 100s.
3. We replaced the water in the cup.
4. Should we repot? It came in a 6" pot and according to photos I have seen, they are grown in small containers.
We have the smaller pot sitting on pea gravel in a larger pot so the wind doesn't blow it over.
I do hope someone can help a couple of newbies.
Thanks you all