Every so often, my air plant does this:
Technically, it’s blooming. And that purple *thing* (there’s actually two of them this time) with the yellow pods and white center-thingee (these are very scientific and technical terms, as you might have guessed) is the “flower”. It doesn’t open up or anything- it just shoots out and stays like that for about one day and then wilts away and falls off.
It’s a very odd thing to witness, especially since airplants do a whole lot of nothing. To see a bright purple spike shoot straight out is pretty unusual- very alien-like, in a way.
Ahh, the joys of gardening. (Seriously, though- I love when this stuff happens. People think that gardening is a pretty unexciting hobby, but it’s actually really, REALLY interesting.)