Houseplants forum→Help me identify my plant please

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Jun 6, 2020 2:34 PM CST
Hello. I wonder if anyone can help me identify this so I can care for it a bit better!
I've had it about 3 years and the leaves used to stand up much more proudly, but since it's got bigger they've drooped down. The leaves have always had a crispy feel. I've repotted it once and it gets an occasional feed. When I bought it I was told to water it very sparingly.
Thank you!
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Name: Tara
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Jun 6, 2020 2:51 PM CST
Hi Becksw, and Welcome!

I could be way off base here, but it sure resembles a Bromeliad to me...

Though I'm not sure which one.
The link is to our database... May help you...
Name: cheapskate gardener
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Jun 6, 2020 4:13 PM CST
I agree with Tara. This looks like some sort of Bromeliad.
Keep calm... and plant something.

Jun 7, 2020 2:27 PM CST
You are amazing...thank you. It's a Cryptanthus (Earth Star/Starfish plant) - I found it through the link. I now know what to do with it - better drainage, more humidity, having said that I think mine looks how it's supposed to look. Thanks again.
Name: Tofi
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Jun 8, 2020 12:33 AM CST
yes a cryptanthus, I have similar one in the past and it was called Cryptanthus 'Strawberries Flambe'. it could be that one.

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