Aechmea zebrina Surprise is heavily banded with gray striations. Blossoms are orange and yellow.
Bromeliad, Perennial Tender
partial shade to shade
evenly moist to approach dryness, keep the vase full of water
average house, warm, not less than around 58 degrees
inflorescence of orange and yellow
vase forming burgundy leaves with gray striations
sparse root system
After the main vase flowers, it will eventually die and be replaced by the new suckers from the size. This process may take months. The water in the vase should be emptied from time to time. The water will get very stale after a period of time.
Bullis Bromeliads, Florida (USA)
In order to get it to bloom again may be a tricky thing. First it must be in a good growing environment and should a mature plant. If it still fails to bloom try putting it in a plastic bag for a week or so with a piece of ripe fruit. The ripe fruit gives off ethylene gas. This gas stimulates flower formation. When I ran the high school greenhouse the Bromeliads bloomed because of the good growing environment and enough ethylene gas in the air.