For those who are familiar with bromeliads will understand the title of this post.
I was never a fan of "Brom" as it is known in short.
But when I laid eyes on this one,
it captured my heart.
Those tiny white flowers against the chocolate brown and zebra-like gray stripe
is breathtakingly beautiful.
This one is called Earth Star Bromeliads.
Okay, this may sound funny to you but
when I looked at this plant for the first time,
they gave me goosebumps..LOL!
But after looking at the variety of broms available in the market,
this spectacular species turns out to be unique in terms of color and design!
It is one of a kind.
Well, what do you know :)
Coming from the pineapple family, this foliage is charmingly variegated.
As much as I love eating pineapple,
Never thought its leaves are cultivated in many ways.
Here is a pup or baby brom.
Which I found underneath those broad leathery foliage.
As strikingly beautiful as the mother,
the pup stays on for a couple of months before getting detached,
to continue on its own life journey.
Check out this "starfish" as a whole.
It is broad alright..
It takes up the space of my garden stool!
Such a friendly plant,
If you keep your distance :)
The edge of the leaves are thorny
Scientifically, this species are known as "Cryptanthus Fosteriana".
As they like humid airy environment,
I'm keeping it as a houseplant,
And as a decor for my living room :)