Identify my plant; how to care for it?

I recently got this interesting plant that I don’t know anything about.

Here’s a picture: http://sos.ssihosting.com/picture.jpg

I’m wondering what it’s called and how I should take care of it. What does it like and so forth?

Looks to be a type of Sansevieria. Low light (but can tolerate more), low water plant.

And more descriptive, a Sansevieria trifasciata. But you picture shows horizontal lines, and the pics I found have vertical patterns. Hang out for more responses from others.

Some type of bromeliad, I believe. Try looking up Vriesia(sp?)

It looks close to Vriesea ‘Splenriet’.

http://fcbs.org is a good place to find some good information.

“Genus of about 250 species of rosette-forming, mostly epiphytic perennials, closely related to Tillandsia. They found in forested and rocky areas in Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.”

“Never overwater, and ensure that there is good drainage. Keep the central ‘vase’ filled with water - use rainwater in hard water areas. Misting is necessary in summer.”

“Average warmth (60F or 18C). Provide as much light as possible, but no full sun.”

Fill the center area of the leaves with soft water. Some frogs lay thier eggs in the water.

[QUOTE=JonG]
It looks close to Vriesea ‘Splenriet’.

Not just close, JonG. On the money.

Go to Google, type in Vriesea Splenriet, click on Images and then hit ENTER.

You’ll see lots of pictures of it.

Very appealing plant you have there, Caligulas!

Damn the center flower! Didn’t even see it!

Thanks for the help! I now know the name of my new critter, wee :slight_smile: