Please help Identify this Flowering Plant

Have just received this plant as a gift but can’t find out what it is. Would really appreciate help with idenifying so can work out how to care for it

Many thanks

Hi Janet,

Your plant is a type of bromeliad called an Aechmea. A few important things to know:

A bromeliad  blooms once indoors, then it’s necessary to start a new plant using offsets from the original plant.

Bromeliad blooms last longer in cool rooms with medium light. Allow soil to dry out before watering.

You can read all my care tips for a bromeliad in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety, but the care is the same.