Scientific Name: Tillandsia fasciculata.
Common name: Quill-Leaf, Cardinal Air Plant , Wild Pineapple.
Native to Mexico, Central America, ncluding Belize, as well as Florida.
However, I have grown this Bromiliad OUTSIDE - with no protection - in my London garden for many years. So it appears to be perfectly hardy if kept reasonably dry and in a sheltered garden spot.
Could equally grwo in a conservatory, greenhouse of front room etc
With enough heat it may produce morebeautiful leaves and striking red flowers.
An excellent interior/exterior plant that is easily cared for.
Please note that the Tillandsias are epiphytes - that is, they feed through their leaves and not their roots.
If grown indoors, if you mist the leaves once or twice weekly they will stay happy - outdoors they seem to draw enough moisture from the atmosphere.
Makes a great companion plant to grow with orchids., cactii, palms and other exotics etc
Like orchids, they can be attached to almost anything except chemically treated wood.
They are drought-tolerant and suitable. They like light, but not direct sun and good air circulation.
Bargain price as I need to thin out the mother plant that has outgrown her own pot!