I SHOULD wait to post this until it flowers, but why wait alone? This bromeliad (or air plant) has happily moved to our bathroom for the winter (from the kitchen). We've had it for years. It just sits on the stones for support and takes its nutrition and moisture from the atmosphere (plus a dunking now and then). In the photo, its slightly furry texture shows up as frosted white areas. Soon after flowering, a new plant clump, or pup, will appear to the side. They could be broken apart, but we've just left them together so far. This is my kind of house plant.
This is a small century plant that keeps the bromeliad company. Seems rather content, but with more light, it would probably be more compact. I suspect the roots have reached the bottom too. The damaged lower leaf was from the cutting required to remove it from the crowded pot it was in when it was tiny. Other than that, the leaves are beautiful and the face makes me smile in the mornings.
5 days ago