“Child”, in this case, referring to the new plants arising next to the mother plant in vegetative reproduction. Like at my guzmania a couple years ago, see image on the right. But instead of separating the children and plant them into little pots of their own (and put up with these 5 pots), I rather kept them together in their big pot.
In the mean time, the mother plant died, of course, as did one child; and now, one of the children (the one with the best lighting conditions) is bright red and preparing to blossom:
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