How to Get a Bromeliad to Flower Again
Could you please help me identify this plant and what I can do to maintain it. The dead bloom on top was yellow.
Your plant is a type of bromeliad. Bromeliads only bloom once indoors. This original plant will not bloom again. Cut off the flower at the bottom of its stem. Once the bromeliad blooms die, small plants called offsets or pups grow around the base of the plant. When these offsets are several inches tall, dig them out and plant them in a 4” pot of loose soil. Be careful not to over-water the new plants while the roots are developing. These new plants usually bloom in 1-3 years.
You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety, but the care is the same.