What Is This Houseplant?

What Is This Houseplant?Any help please - this plant has spear-like deep red coloured 'flowers' on long pencil stalks, green at the bottom and becoming red just below the 'flower' and loads of long spindly leaves growing out from the bottom of the stem.


I put the term 'flower' in quote marks because I'd hesitate to call it that as they look more like spear tips (May/June in UK), but maybe they'll open out nearer mid-summer. Currently they are each about 4 inches long and half to threequarters inch diameter. It came to us in a pot with six flowers, at first glance it appeared to be one plant, but I think it's actually six that have been planted close together.
All suggestions greatfully received. It's a 'leaving work' present to my wife so we're keen to know how best to keep it alive - if not flourishing!

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June 3, 20160 found this helpful

It looks like it might be a type of bromeliad.

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June 3, 20160 found this helpful

as an emo I value this question. I often contemplate the meaning of life and a house plant certainly is in that category. sometimes a shadow of death others a beam of sorrow,


I wish you luck, Barbara, in your discovery and I hope your answers are enlightening, maybe It will even brighten my dark, dark, dark, dark soul!

yours painfully: emogal21

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June 5, 20160 found this helpful

I think they are tillandsias.

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June 22, 20160 found this helpful

Queens tears

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